As a child we always had an artificial Christmas tree I think, usually a traditional styled green one with pretty coloured fairy lights and the fairy that my Grandparents used to put on their tree.
When I married we purchased a lovely and different artificial white tree which we got from the department store here in the UK called Alders, they have since gone under, but the tree lives on with another family.
We then upgraded to the tree you see here. Which was lovely and looked very real, with a hint of snow and pine cones. It was about 6 foot and came pre-lit. My hubby is the usual tree decorator in this house, personally I find the whole thing a bit of a performance!
I would really love a real tree, but we don’t mainly because of mess and because they are not terribly pet friendly and we have to remember Alfie’s paws!
Sadly our lovely tree here had a malfunction in 2015 and in 2016 I splashed out on a lovely and expensive tree from Balsam Hill. As I inserted my card number into their website, I could hear my Grandma saying, “more money than brains!”