I love the smell and the overall feel it gives the house at Christmas time. It feels Christmasy (yea I'm coining it)! Well last year was Chunks's 1st Christmas that he would actually appreciate so we got a real tree AND garland, it smelled divine! Then Christmas passed, New Years was over and it was time to take the tree out and OMG the branches!!
Pine leaves everywhere all the way through the house and out the door! We were sweeping long after the tree was taken away, a mess! So this year I don't think I'm going that route again and will dig up our artificial tree, which was supposed to go up on Friday :-(, and maybe I'll get the garland for the smell I love but I can't with the clean up this year.
What goes up in your house: Real or Artificial? Do you get special ornaments each year or do you have a loved collection?