Decorating the Christmas Tree_The Merry Makers

 

What I love most about the holidays are the traditions that form so many of my family memories. In my house we would all decorate the tree, my dad would build a fire and my mom would make us some hot chocolate. When we were all done decorating we would sit in front of the fire and watch a holiday movie. My mom always liked It's a Wonderful Life, but my brother and I always preferred Elf.

But when I moved out on my own I also wanted to start some of my own traditions, those that are fun and special to me. I never had a real Christmas tree as a kid. My parents always preferred the artificial trees that were easy and didn’t make a big mess. So the first year on my own, I decided it was going to be a real tree or nothing. I didn’t have a lot of money being a university student so I decided to make all my own ornaments.

I strung cranberries and popcorn strings. I baked gingerbread men and hung them from ribbons, while I listened to all my favorite Christmas songs and drank hot chocolate. But one of the best new traditions I started for myself was to enjoy some of my own homemade cannabis edibles while decorating the tree.  It really put me in the holiday spirit, and this Christmas will be no different. I will put on the tunes, get out the old ornaments ( and some new ones gathered over the years) and bake up some fresh cannabis edibles in the morning. These days the job is even easier as I don't have to make all my own ornaments and I use our cannabis ready mixes that are super easy and just have to be infused with my favorite cannabis oil. ( I'm loving the peanut butter and oat squares right now.)

If you haven't had a chance to get your tree decorated this year, you might want to consider starting your own "New Holiday Tradition". So get baking and I hope your holiday decorating is a Merry affair.

 

 

FUN FACTS ABOUT CHRISTMAS TREES

Queen Victoria’s German husband, Prince Albert, put up a Christmas tree at Windsor Castle in 1848. This is when the Christmas tree became a tradition throughout England, the United States, and Canada.

 

The tallest living Christmas tree is believed to be the 122-foot, 91-year-old Douglas fir in the town of Woodinville, Washington.

 

Christmas trees generally take 6-8 years to mature.

 

77 million Christmas trees are planted each year.

 

100,000 people are employed in the Christmas tree industry.

 

Thomas Edison’s assistants came up with the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees.

 

You should never burn your Christmas tree in the fireplace. It can contribute to creosote buildup.

 

In the first week, a tree in your home will consume as much as a quart of water per day.

 

Tinsel was once banned by the government. Tinsel contained lead at one time, now it’s made of plastic.