We have two trees this season. Our new artificial tree which is beautiful, and you cannot mistake that it is fake. We did this on purpose, plus the boy really wanted a white glittery Christmas tree. We love it, and are glad we picked this one.
We also have a live tree, which is tiny but equally as beautiful. What isn't beautiful in nature, really? It is our solstice tree. My son keeps it in his room and after we celebrate the solstice it will be planted in a special spot in our yard. It was grown locally and is meant to live in our area. It is too small to hold any lights or heavy decor, so we have some tin ones on it.
Our yard and house is decorated and lighted this year as well. I enjoy this time of year, and I enjoy sharing it with those I love.