Every year we have a real Christmas tree.
Big Ran always had a real one growing up, so he thinks that we should have one, too.
There are positives and negatives on this.
Negative – it sheds all over the place and months from now I will be finding pine needles in every nook and cranny of the house.
Positive – I love the smell and look of a real tree.
Another smell I love is this potpourri that I found on Pinterest
It is made of oranges, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and cloves. The smells of the evergreen, cinnamon, orange and spice all smell like Christmas to me.
You just quarter the orange. Put all the ingredients in a sauce pan or one of those small crock pots. Fill with water and enjoy. You will need to add more water as it cooks down, so keep on eye on it.