With simplification in mind, we took our bulky Christmas tree to the curb.
|"Free. Take me."|
We still wanted to have a tree, but not one that takes up a corner of the basement eleven months of the year. Thanks to Google we found PossibiliTree, which just happens to be in Nordeast Minneapolis, three miles from our home. I made an appointment, then dropped in on them in the Northrup King Building, a subdivided warehouse space for creative people.
After a pleasant chat with the daughter of the tree's designer, I picked up a 3-footer that will move with us as we move through Phase 3.
As I look around the world, and back through time, I find many different tree traditions. From pre-Christian Europe, to modern-day Asia, decorated trees, tree branches, and wooden pyramids have special meanings at this time of year. The cherry-wood tree is now our tradition; hence, for us, it is a traditional tree.
|Our traditional tree|