There seemed to be fewer cars at the choose and cut Christmas tree lot south of Lansing where we cut our tree down this year. In the past, the farm's parking lot would be packed with cars and with families trying to find just the right tree to celebrate the holiday.
This raises the question about the effect of the economy on people being able to afford the $35 and more for an average size tree. Are more or less being sold? I'm told it's too early to tell.
Just curious about what you are doing this year:
- Are you putting up a tree? Bigger or smaller?
- Is the poor economy holding you back from getting one?
- What kind do you buy? Real or artificial?
- What age group do you fall in? Baby-boomer? Older? Younger?
We made our annual trek to the tree farm with our adult daughter, son-in-law and five month-old grandson. It was cold but it was fun. But where were all the people?
Here are links to some Michigan Christmas tree facts: