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Fresh Cut Trees

Fresh-cut trees are sold almost everywhere at holiday time – from seasonal tree lots to supermarkets. Rural areas near urban centers often have tree farms where you can cut your own tree – a fun outing to take during the holidays that will connect you and your family...

Living Trees

  Instead of cutting a tree for the holidays, you can plant one, when you choose a living tree. Sold in containers, living trees have their roots intact and can be planted outdoors or grown in their containers following the holiday.   PLANTING YOUR TREE...

“Hypoallergenic” Trees

If you are sensitive to any evergreen tree, you could, obviously, use a fake tree made of plastic or metal, but there are ways to make a real tree more tolerable. People with sensitivities have given me some great ideas. Decorate a live tree outside and put it in a...

Nontoxic Christmas Tree Ornaments

Instructions at https://youtu.be/GHMRnBRf6_c   Like most everything else today, it seems like most Christmas tree ornaments are made from plastic and other synthetic materials. But that wasn’t always so. The first ornaments on holiday trees reflected the...

The History of Holiday Trees

  When we celebrate the winter season by decorating our homes with evergreen trees, wreaths, and boughs, we continue a tradition that has its roots in the earliest beginnings of humankind. Throughout the world, virtually every culture has used evergreens for some...

Wreaths and Wreathmaking

Wreaths are now a common sight at all times of year, but they have their origins in the ancient wreaths made for Winter Solstice. Back in pre-industrial times, people were dependant for their survival on what they could obtain from their natural surroundings. In the...

ARE TOXIC PRODUCTS HIDDEN IN YOUR HOME?

Toxic Products Don’t Always Have Warning Labels. Find Out About 3 Hidden Toxic Products That You Can Remove From Your Home Right Now.