My DH loves live Christmas trees. He grew up with them, and insists Christmas would not be complete without one. The problem with a live tree is that you can’t keep it for very long because they dry out. Worse, they can be so messy, I’m often sweeping up pine needles well into the spring!
I like to start to decorate my home in November, so I’ve come up with a great compromise. Get more than one tree! Who doesn’t love more Christmas.
This CANVAS Holiday Collection tree from Canadian Tire is the perfect choice, as its simple to assemble, and comes pre-lit. All you need is to do is put the three pieces together, plug it in, and let your creative juices flow.
These ornaments are from the CANVAS Holiday Silver Collection.
I love the simplicity and impact of this red tree topper. It provides a nice contrast and doesn’t compete with the glittery ornaments in the tree.
While I love the entire tree, these three are my favouite ornaments.
CANVAS Silver Flat Gems – they are modern yet traditional. I like a bit of bling on my tree.
Silver Double Glass Finial – these remind me of family heirlooms, something that would be beautiful enough to pass down to future generations.
I think the holidays should be about exploring your own personal style, and letting it show. I know that not everyone may like my selections, but to me, this tree is the perfect combination of modern and traditional. And no sweeping up pine needles in the spring!