Originally Posted by Cook22
I had just been wondering, out of curiosity, what sort of price trees go for over there. They're my favourite part of Christmas with the lights and the smell of the pine and the memories attached to all the decorations, but I'm seriously thinking that this year it might be something we have to forego. Last year they were about €45 - €50 (about $65) for a basic 7 foot tree. And there's a shortage of them this year which will probably drive the price up even more
We used to go to a local tree farm and choose a tree and have them cut it for us. The most we ever paid was probably $25 or $30. But the last real tree we had dripped sap everywhere - on the ornaments and presents and tree skirt - so I finally caved and we've been using an artificial tree since then.
We don't put up our tree until around the 15th or so. We usually keep it up until the beginning of January.