A few weeks ago, we posted about our new Christmas tree – a live Christmas tree that had been ordered online from Sears and quickly delivered to our front door – in a box. A 7 foot tall box that made you wonder how on earth a Christmas tree fit into THAT. Well, in this post, we’ll show you just what a Christmas tree in a box looks like – in the box, as well as how it looks out of the box.
First things first, let’s get this tree out of the box. The box was closed by giant staples along the edge. As the box was being opened, I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning waiting to see what was inside. This is a first glimpse at the tree in the box.
After we had the tree fully out of the box, we sawed off the bottom 2 inches of the tree to get a fresh cut. (The search for a saw is a whole other post.) Then, we placed the tree in the stand and tightened the fasteners. It was by far the easiest tree to put in the stand. Since it was so tightly wrapped, there weren’t any branches hitting you in the face and it was easy to tell when things were vertical. After the tree was securely in the stand I trimmed the string and the tree began to open up. This is what our tree looks like “blooming.”
Each day, you get that wonderful Christmas tree scent. There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh pine during the holiday season.
This is without a doubt the most perfect tree I’ve ever had. It’s better than any tree off the lot. It has great volume and bushiness. It is perfectly shaped and there aren’t any gaps or holes in the branches.
Next came the decorating process. In the past, I used to decorate the tree myself, but more recently it’s become a more social event. I’ll string the lights with someone helping to hold the strands to make sure they don’t get tangled. We’ll gather around the tree with our box of ornaments, strategically placing each bulb – because you can’t have two red bulbs next to each other, of course. Finally, the tree is topped with a new star, we step back, and admire our work.
For more pictures of our Christmas tree in a box and our shop at Sears online for the tree, please visit out Google+ photo album! For more Christmas ideas and inspiration, you can also check out the Sears Cheer Tree!
Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions are my own.