When I was growing up my parents always insisted that the Christmas tree had to "hang out" for 24 hours after we bought it. I'm not sure if this was because we generally bought the kind that was all wrapped up in netting and it really was all squashed up but my brother and I were convinced it was just to torture us. See once the tree was up and decorated it wouldn't really be done until there were gifts underneath for us to poke through.
I had the gifts all ready to go but no tree to put them under.
What? It's made out of a tree. If you look closely there's a bit of my under ware sticking out. Thought I'd better just go ahead and point that out so no one sees it and feel embarrassed for me.
That's better! Fiona and I went and got our tree yesterday. Little side note I got it home, in to the house, in the stand, and set up all alone. I don't recommend doing it that way. Then as I was trying to clean up the pine needles our vacum cleaner died so I guess I'm going to get a new one today.
If you look closely you will see the Wizard Of Oz ornaments that I believe came from my Mom's family when she was a little girl.
Fiona was upset we didn't put all the ornaments on the tree. Believe me they wouldn't have fit. So I came up with a solution we were both happy with.