Christmas is six days away. It’s time to bundle up and cast aside the dread of untangling strings of lights. Today is December 19, Look for an Evergreen Day. Because of their aromatic powers, most of us believe that only a live specimen will do.
Whether your preference is pine, fir or spruce, Christmas conifers are not restricted to the living room. Swags of evergreen can be draped over fencing, framed around doorways, wrapped around banisters, and laid across bookcases.
Decorating with evergreen is a pagan ritual, initiated to add a bit of color to the somber greys of winter. In keeping with the tradition, consider a festive, earth-friendly decoration for your patio, deck or front steps.
Celebrate Look for an Evergreen Day by gathering the family and heading out to your local tree farm. You can endure Jack Frost nipping at your nose for as long as it takes to eyeball the perfect Christmas tree. But first, you just might want to stop and splurge on some new, untangled strings of lights.