The cats had been playing with some wrapping paper, and so I vacuumed all the little bits up. But I let them have their fun, first. I was supposed to go to the store, but it was wet, chilly and yucky, so I put that off.
I don’t do things just because ‘everyone else does it’, without checking facts first.
Here is one reason, though not my main one:
"With Christmas almost upon us (again), I thought I’d take another look at the often environmentally outrageous and wasteful traditional customs [like the cutting down of living trees], associated with a mindless, consumer-driven 'festive season.'
It takes only one (1) acre of growing Christmas trees to produce the daily oxygen needed to sustain 18 people..
It is sensible to expect that growing food may be more essential a market by 2100 than dying Christmas trees.
In a world that is slowly beginning to choke around us, it makes sense to seek out alternatives to cutting down anything that is living and converting CO2 into oxygen."
But my main reason goes back to reading the labels, again!
Don't just believe the advertising.
Research something before you do it.
The book of Jeremiah was written six hundred years before Jesus’ birth.
“1 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne , because they cannot go . Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil , neither also is it in them to do good.” King James Bible.
Here you can check this in other versions of the Bible:
So that is why I won't be putting up a tree today.