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To give you a better idea...


Of the sheer volume...


Of pine needles...


That fell upon our carpet.


(Shhhhh...don't tell, but this was the first year I've maybe, possibly, perhaps just a little, teeny, tiny, itty bity bit considered an artificial tree. That *thud* you just heard? That was the sound of those that know me IRL, falling over dead at the idea that I considered the "a" word.)

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  1. Oh. My. Word. At least your house smells good?!?

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  2. OH MY!!!! haha!! hopefully you have a good vacuum ;)

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  3. Yikes. This is exactly the reason why we have an "a" tree! Can you imagine a 10 month old crawling around on THAT? And sticking all THAT in her mouth? Yeah. We're sticking with an "a" tree for awhile!

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  4. WOW, why did it die like this. This makes me scared to ever get a real tree

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  5. I remember having years like that. I remember finding needles well into March in my carpet.
    I agree, a real tree is awesome but just look at the fire danger. I went to an artifical tree years ago when I was divorced and it was just the best solution for me at the time. Since then it just seems right since I have over 800 ornaments on my tree. It takes me a long time to do so I leave it up for several weeks after Christmas so I can finally enjoy it after the hussle & bussle of the holidays!

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  6. Just so you know...artificial trees shed as well. At least your tree smells good. I would like to have a real tree but it is just not practical for me --I'd forget to water it and then I'd have a pile of needles before Christmas even got here.

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  7. That is EXACTLY why I have an artificial tree :)

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  8. That is just crazy! Showed the hubs (who is allergic) and the photos alone made him itchy lol

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  9. O. M. G. that is alot of pine needles!

    and we have an artificial tree, mainly b/c I have never ever kept anything that belongs in the plant family alive for like longer than a week

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  10. Oh my good gracious that is not even right!!!!!!!! The needles get to me too, which is precisely why we went with an artificial tree a few years ago. I hated it from the second it entered my house and last year, when a portion of the lights went out, that was all I needed to demand we start getting a real tree again!!!!!!!!! This year, we had it, a real one again, boy do I appreciate it!!! Needles and all!

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  11. Don't give up. I have heard from SOOO many people that their trees were also really dry this year!

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  12. WOW! And I thought mine was bad! :) I guess that little stint on the floor probably didn't help matters either!

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  13. That is why we bought our lovely artificial one two years ago.

    I love it, prelit, cashmere pine and it even has pinecones. No clean-up.

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  14. Wow!! I don't know about over in the US but in the UK we have real trees that are non drop. Ours has been up since about 11th December and we've had 4 or 5 needles drop. I think it's called a Norwegian Fir, or something along those lines! It's now very brittle and is going to Christmas tree heaven today before we're all back to work tomorrow.

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  15. Haha, that's what my house looked like...and I thought the same thing! But, "the a word" would take half the fun out of a Christmas Tree!!

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  16. That was reason number 432 why we finally went artificial. I have to tell you, though, that I wanted to run my hands through those needles in your picture and SMELL them (the candle just isn't the same as the real smell)!

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  17. LOL! :) This was our first year with a real tree and we have loved it! :)

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