I spent this weekend getting in the Christmas spirit. I spent Saturday crafting for my secret santa gifts and attending an Ugly Christmas Sweater party (my favorite kind of party). Sunday morning I picked out a tree with my parents. This is one of my favorite family traditions. We always take a day to go to our favorite Christmas tree lot and wander through all the trees until we find the perfect one.
I realized that even though I have the space and the money this year to get a big traditional tree, there are so many situations where it’s not possible. When I was living in Australia, I celebrated one Christmas there and I was determined to find a way to fit a tree into my small studio apartment. Challenge number one was that there were no real trees readily available and challenge number two was that I had absolutely no space. But I was determined, and trekked myself down to the Kmart and bought a small fake tree that stood at the foot of my bed. In retrospect it didn’t really fit in the apartment and was not the nicest fake tree but it did it’s job of putting me in the Christmas spirit.
I scoured Pinterest this past week looking for options for people who don’t have the space or the want for a big tree. I have to say it made me really think about whether I wanted a traditional tree this year. Whether you are living in the dorms, a small studio, or enjoying a roomy house I have a few unique options that will suit your space and budget.
I am really excited about these and may even be recreating one for my own apartment. Have you ever tried a nontraditional Christmas tree?