Friday, November 25, 2011

My Special Christmas Tree

Last Christmas, I won the Christmas tree jackpot.  On 90% off day at Target,  I was standing in the Christmas section around 7 pm.  Kara had just finished her dance class, so we decided to stop by and see if there were any last minute deals to be found.   Our cat, Tootsie, had damaged a few of the branches on our old tree by constantly climbing it.  Money was on the tight side, and I knew I could only buy a new one if I could find one deeply discounted.   While I knew that it would be almost unheard of to find a tree for 90% off, I asked for one in  a prayer.  When I prayed I said I  would like a new Christmas tree, and if the Lord wanted me to have one then please allow me to find one.   Well when I got there, there were no trees in sight.   I figured it was not my time to get one. A few minutes later one of the Target employees walked up to me carrying a large box.  He told me that he found a tree that was missed in the backroom, and asked me if I wanted it.  It was a 7 foot flocked fir that was orginally $220, but that day it was only $22!  I said YES, of course I would like it.   I took my new tree home, thanking God for answering my prayer.  

Last night we took it out of the box.  It was a bit thinner  than our last tree, but so much easier to put together.  Our old tree had separate branches, that had to be put in individually.  Each branch had to be sorted, fluffed, and then put in the slots.   This tree I put together in a matter of a couple of minutes, because it came in only three pieces.  It is also a prelight, which our old tree is not.   The only thing that I wish I could change is that it is a white light tree, and I am a colored light girl.  I have a great tip that I am going to share in a future post on how I can have my colored lights.

1 comment:

  1. I have a white light prelite tree that I use but just add colored lights to it too so get the effect of colored lights. Of course I love lots and lots of lights on my tree and any prelit just does not have enough in my mind.



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