The tree we chose this year


The hunt for an environmentally sound tree starring Goldylocks.


Last year, amid unpacking boxes, we used my grandmother’s ceramic tree. Tiny yet perfect, our 2-year-old found placing the lights in the tiny holes beyond entertaining. This year it is used as a nightlight in the little one’s room. She is still beyond entertained taking the lights in and taking them out again.


We considered using only the ceramic tree this year, but decided to go with a Norfolk pine in a lovely red pot that can be used year round. I’ve seen that done before. It can be decorated for any holiday throughout the year: birthdays, Valentine’s day, etc.

Why not?

This way, our little one has a “real tree” at Christmas and a lovely pine plant the remainder of the year. If we move, we can plant it and be on our way.


That is…..if I don’t kill this one.

A little peek at the tree experience:

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5 responses to “The tree we chose this year

  1. Your little girl is absolutely lovely! She looks like she’s a lot of fun, too! I love the idea of getting a tree and decorating it year-round. Thanks for the idea – totally gonna do that next year!

  2. Beautiful photos of your little girls, and she seems to have been enjoying herself so much too. A great choice of tree. We bought a small Korean Fir last year in a pot, it has come in again now this Christmas, it is said that it will take 12 years for it to grow too big for the house.

  3. I have one of those!

    On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:41 PM, Attempting zero waste lifestyle in a

  4. Wow so much choice – your southern commenters wish for that!

  5. Lindsay!! Thank you! I thought that would be so much fun with the year round tree. I will let you know how it turns out!!

    Mary Bliss–Did you make yours?

    gaiainaction–You did the same thing we did! Such a small world!

    Sarahn!!—Thank you for always reading my little blog. I am so honored to have someone all the way across the world talking to me about green stuff!

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