One of my favorite Christmas Season traditions as a kid was decorating the Christmas tree. When I was young, we always did this on the day after Thanksgiving. After recovering from our Black Friday expeditions, my mom would put on her CD of Handel’s Messiah, and we would put up and decorate the tree. She would play this CD over and over until I complained and rolled my eyes over her renditions of the Hallelujah Chorus enough, she would then finally add some of the other Christmas collections in.
I remember many years begging to have a live tree. It was always fun picking out the perfect one. I also remember one year that my sister and I were a bit over excited and picked one that was far too big to even fit in my parent’s living room. I am fairly certain my parents can fit a 9 foot tree there easily, so I am not sure how big that massive tree was; all I remember was my dad engineering a way to make it work!! Live trees were always so much fun, but I do remember complaining as the needles started to fall out and got stepped on. I remember it hurting, and anyone who knows me well, knows I hate to wear shoes, especially around the house. We didn’t have a “real” tree often, but I remember always hoping for one!
Many of the traditions I enjoyed as a kid have been lost as my husband and I have managed our own home. We have never had a live tree. We have had a few trees through the years. One that my mom gave me, two I bought. I shopped the after Christmas sales hoping for a tree that looks as pretty as my grandma’s, but as of the time of typing this post, I haven’t brought it into my home yet. My husband brings in the tree at the last possible minute, when the kids are finally on full force begging for the tree to be put up. There is no Christmas music. He doesn’t like that either.
I long for the music. I would love to start getting festive sooner. I think everyone would enjoy the smell of a live tree. Since that is unlikely to happen, I hope to get some Evergreen Essence essential oil to diffuse.
I can almost smell a winter wonderland already, can’t you?
Well, I have never had this essential oil in my home for personal use, but the exciting news for you is that it is on its way to my house so that I can give it away to one of you amazing readers! Just enter with the form below. Open to US residents only, 18 or over. Good luck!
Rockin’ Oily Momma
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