I didn't put up a Christmas tree this year. Not making a political statement or anything. Not really a time management thing either. I just never got around to doing it.
It's not that am not in the spirit of the season either; I love Christmas. I simply didn't put up a tree. It didn't bother me until I started "wrapping" presents.
Wrapping is in quotes since I usually just reuse gift bags that were given to me. Gift bags really are the way to go. Simple, cheap, nice looking, reuseable; and if you have my wrapping skills, a huge frustration eliminator.
Anyway, about the missing tree. I'm still not sure why I didn't put one up, but I wish I did. It really makes the atmosphere of the living room invitings in these long, dark, cold Wisconsin winter nights. Which after all, is the original reason for putting a tree in one's living room and decorating it.