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    FORT Newbie ProbablyBaby's Avatar
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    Post pics of your Christmas Tree here....

    This is a real tree, My live in won't let me get an artificial, so I tolerate bringing a real tree inside the house. I kinda think it's "barbaric" bringing this 9 ft beast inside,but I have no choice. Here it is...
    So what do you all prefer, real or an artificial tree???
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    what a beautiful tree probablybaby!!
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    It's funny you mention that, ProbablyBaby, because my SIL says the same thing - using a live tree is barbaric. She grew up in a country that didn't have much timber. They put up a little fake fiberoptic tree that's pretty cool. It reminds me of those flashy trees in that Charlie Brown special from when I was a kid.

    I love the smell of a fresh tree, though, and we're putting it up tomorrow.
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    We went artificial a few years ago. Frankly, it is cheaper, easier, and isn't going to catch on fire if we put it up the day after Thanksgiving and don't take it down until New Years. We have a high ceiling in the living room, so the tree is 9 feet tall (try shelling out $$$ for a real one of those year after year), and it is pre-lit with 600-some white lights. Pine smell is nice and all, but pine needle mess, cost, fire hazard, and watering just aren't worth it for us. We're happily artificial.

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    I'd never, ever have a plastic tree. Now that is barbaric. Also I would never tolerate electric lights on a tree, it has to be real candles in gold candleholders from Georg Jensen people! And a christmas tree is not a christmas tree without home made stars and hearts. In my country we don't put up the tree untill the 23rd, so I will have to take a picture later.

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    That sounds like a great idea, how do you make your stars and hearts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie
    That sounds like a great idea, how do you make your stars and hearts?
    You need to buy special paper for the stars, like here:

    http://www.danish-deli-food.com/Dani....asp?recid=380

    Making the stars is a lot of fun, but there are a lot of steps and it takes a while to get it right.

    There is a descrioption and templates for hearts here:

    http://www.haabet.dk/users/julehjerter/english.html

    They don't describe the straight forward ones, but they use them as background images. You need special shiny paper for it, like these:

    http://www.glemar.no/Bilder/glanspapirs.jpg

    Basically, you take the template and cut out two pieces of paper in different colors. You have to fold the paper so the circle is on top and the bottom of the template is flush with the fold. Then you start weawing.

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    Ooo Astrogirl, you just reminded me of what I need to tell my parents to send me in my "christmas care package", glanspapir!!! I've totally gotten out of the habit of making these since I moved here and I haven't made these hearts in so many years but it was my favorite thing to do around Christmas time & I'm definitely gonna get some paper & sit down with it... I remember doing some really difficult hearts with some really intricate patterns, it was so much fun

    I'll have to introduce it to my husband, it'll be fun to watch him sweat over the weaving, although he's quite dexterous so he might be better at it than me =/

    Thanks for the reminder!
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    Astrogirl, we're definitely going to make Christmas hearts here, thanks to your link.

    No tree yet, so no picture.
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    Don't the candles burn down the tree?

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