I can’t believe that many of my friends and family have already started to get their homes decorated for Christmas.
Personally, I try to hang on until at least Dec. 1 before I turn on the outdoor lights or put up a tree in front of the window.
This is partially because it’s tradition in my family to wait, but also because I always go with a live tree, which won’t survive much longer than five-six weeks indoors before it sheds all of its needles.
If you’re like me and are going with a real tree this year, here are my rules for keeping it looking its best for as long as possible.
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