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Old 11-05-2008, 08:55 PM   #11
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All of the pines on my property were potted Christmas trees at about 3ft. tall. I always put it on a small end table to raise it a bit. Then I plant it around the new year. The first one, planted 25 years ago is approx. 60 -- 70 ft. tall now.
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:50 AM   #12
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But I did have to admit that with a young one now in the house we might be better off with an artificial one...*sigh*
At least you can have a tree in the house with your little one. We couldnt have any type of Christmas tree in the house until ours was 4 years old. She just had to get her hands on everything and dismantle it. We would have had to hang it from the ceiling to keep it safe from her.
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:52 AM   #13
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A few of my neighbours have started putting Christmas lights on their balconies already. Maybe it is a good thing because we are going to India for this Christmas. It will be good to soak up some of the Christmas spirit before we go, because I dont think there will be much of it where we are going.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:15 AM   #14
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I planted last years potted Christmas tree in the garden after Christmas. It stayed alive for 9 months and even grew some new bright green shoots. Then it suddenly died.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:00 AM   #15
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I went to a handbell concert this past Sunday (The Raleigh Ringers) and the whole second half of their concert was Christmas music. Now I'm in the mood and have begun interspersing Christmas songs with my other music. If you don't know about the The Raleigh Ringers here they are playing Wizards in Winter. It's AWESOME!
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:15 PM   #16
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I was shopping in Munich center last Saturday. There are now quite a few Christmas trees and more going up. In the cafe after the shopping they played Christmas songs all through my coffee break. Looks like Christmas has well and truely arrived.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:38 PM   #17
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The big tree is up in Rockefeller Center, but it's not decorated nor lighted yet.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:21 PM   #18
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no trees ans songs yet, but ginger bread and Spekulatius since the end of August....
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:28 PM   #19
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At least you can have a tree in the house with your little one. We couldnt have any type of Christmas tree in the house until ours was 4 years old. She just had to get her hands on everything and dismantle it. We would have had to hang it from the ceiling to keep it safe from her.
We put our tree in a playpen when ours were small.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:47 PM   #20
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We put our tree in a playpen when ours were small.
What a good idea! I never thought about doing that.
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