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Go green with your Christmas lights this year

‘Tis the season for holiday decorations. It’s comforting to see more and more retailers offering LED holiday lights, pure green holiday cheer. These little wonders are extremely energy-efficient, they save you money because your electricity bills will be considerably lowered, savings that you will have no problem redirecting towards something in tone with the season. [...]

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Holiday tree alternatives for small San Francisco apartments

With the holidays closing in, there’s little time to deal with Christmas decorating. Worried that there’s just no room for a holiday tree in your tiny apartment? Well, don’t be, there are plenty of inventive solutions, some creative, other just brilliant to invite festive spirit in. Fake plastic trees can be a solution though I’ve [...]

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Alternative Christmas trees for limited space

Decorating for Christmas is a lot of fun, especially if you’re living in your first apartment (or your first place on your own). However, yet another caveat to apartment living begs the question: Where will I fit Christmas tree? You can always get a little tree, but they either look stupid sitting on the floor [...]

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Top holiday destinations in Chicago

The holidays are right around the corner, and Chicago surely knows how to ring in the season with terrific festivals, cultural happenings, concerts and even bald eagle watching sessions. Here are our top suggestions for getting you in the Christmas spirit. Create a new family tradition and plan a trip to Grandpa’s Christmas Tree Farm, [...]

What do you know about the Christmas tree?

The Christmas Tree is probably the most suggestive holiday symbol, next to Santa and his reindeers. Its history is sprinkled with great moments, did you know? The first decorated Christmas tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510. Small candles used in lighting the tree date back to the middle of the 17th century. Edward Johnson, [...]

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Not yo grandma’s Christmas tree – weird Christmas tree alternatives

Alternative Christmas trees spread a different sort of holiday cheer. Glass globes, mini carolers, doves, red-nosed reindeer—traditional Christmas decorations bore me to tears. They’re great by their own right but it’s always refreshing to see something that’s a tad out of the ordinary. Besides, we rarely have traditional white Christmases here to the traditional winter [...]

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Real vs. Fake: the Christmas trees speak out

If you want to know which type of tree is best, simply ask the trees themselves. Both real and artificial trees have their benefits. At the end of the day, the best selection is a matter of preference—or which tree can form the best argument. Artificial Andy: Everyone knows that artificial Christmas trees are the [...]

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Oh, Christmas tree or no Christmas tree?

If you have a small apartment, you may have struggled with the question of whether or not you should get a Christmas tree. On one hand, a holiday tree is the ultimate way to celebrate the season and add a bright and festive atmosphere to your apartment. On the other hand, it can take up [...]

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Safety comes first in enjoying your fresh Christmas tree

You’ve managed to fry a turkey without burning your place down, now it’s time to take some extra precautions with your oh-so-pretty (but also flammable) fresh Christmas tree. Getting a real tree definitely has its pluses; it’s exciting to go pick it out, it usually looks better, it doesn’t require a giant space for storing [...]

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How to pick your Christmas tree

The Christmas tree is the heart of the Christmas holiday. The family gathers around it, gifts pop out from under its fresh scented branches, so having the perfect tree is important. Why not make it a fun task? Use The National Christmas Tree Association to find a tree farm near you that offers a cut-it-yourself [...]

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Simple, chic DIY decorations for your Christmas tree

Keep your holiday decorations simple, chic, and fuss free with these cost-savvy ideas. The holidays are a DIYers dream! There are so many inspirations floating around the web, so many sales on popular supplies, and you might even have a few vacation days (or better, snow days) where you can sit back and enjoy yourself [...]

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Holiday trees will grow in SF streets

If you’d like to have a truly sustainable holiday tree this year, Friends of the Urban Forest and SF Environment are offering San Francisco residents a chance to order a living, potted Christmas tree for $75. The trees will be planted along the streets of San Francisco after the holiday. The trees are 6′ to [...]

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Real trees in Phoenix? Yeah, right.

Apartment dwellers in Phoenix don’t have to miss out on the quintessential décor item of the holidays. Getting a fake tree can be just as rewarding (and easier to maintain) as a real tree. Enjoy this holiday season with one of the best trees that you can pull out of a box. No vacuuming or [...]

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Bring home a fresh cut tree for the holidays

If you were thinking about getting a plastic tree, change your mind! Real trees help to create and promote lasting memories. Your sense of smell can ignite memories more acutely than vision or touch. A real tree will also help make each year special! What’s more fun? Selecting a unique tree from an Atlanta farm [...]