I once knew someone who would buy a fresh cut tree, string popcorn and cranberries and make cookie dough ornaments. No lights, no tinsel. After Christmas, she would take the tree, ornaments and all and throw it out in the backyard. Most of us enjoy the decorating but not the putting away and cleaning up. This Christmas tree idea offered simple, fun, creative, Christmas preparation and was a snap to clean up. But one thing I did not consider until years later was that tree and ornaments were biodegradable and the ornaments were edible. By throwing the dressed tree in the backyard, she was providing food and shelter for birds and animals. A simple, sustainable way to enjoy Christmas.
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