ABC Wednesday Round 5
T is for...
December 1, 2009
At this time of year of course T is for tinsel. There are 2 schools of thought for tinsel. One school says yes to tinsel every year, every tree. The other school says no to tinsel every year, every tree. It can be a problem if a household has both schools of thought.
Personally, I think tinsel only belongs on a real tree. It is too hard to remove from a fake tree. I do not like colored tinsel. If tinsel is going to be used it should be the old fashioned silver kind. No colored tinsel for me.
If a garland is going to be used instead of tinsel then any color goes. Except maybe purple and day-glo pink. Those just don't seem very Christmassy. Garland can be used on either a real or a fake tree. It's removal is easy.
If a household does have both schools living there then the only alternative, short of having a major blow out or two main trees, is to alternate years. Share the experience of tinsel and garland. Maybe the other school will become a convert. It could happen.
But whatever school of thought you are from just remember one thing...tinsel should be place on the tree one strand at a time. No clumps! And a garland should be wound from the top down. Or did I just start another debate on each of these issues?