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Tree or no tree

  • 06-11-2017 4:26pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭ SarahLil


    Hey everyone I need some suggestions please
    I have mentioned before my mother is not in the best of health lives alone and needs a lot of help, I take her to our house a lot to get her out of the house

    Last year was our first year without my late Aunt so I went all out for Christmas decorating my mothers house aswell as my house too

    my mothers tree is far too big was going to pick up a smaller tree this year to make it easier for myself
    My mother wouldn’t be mad into Christmas the way I am
    She will be coming to us for Christmas for a few days then between Christmas and New Year I am taking her to a hotel with us and my other half’s folks
    I don’t know wether to go with a small tree, thin tree or skip the tree and just put a lot of Christmas ornaments around the house instead of a tree

    As like most of you fellow elves I like everything just So for Christmas and when I am doing my prep and big clean for Christmas I am doing it in both houses

    Any advice please to do a tree or not in my mothers house thanks


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,499 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    Get a fibre optic tree... just need to put it up and plug in... no decorating or cleanup.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,757 ✭✭✭ Caranica


    Could you use it as an opportunity for a social gathering? I've had a "decorate my tree" party every year since my ex husband moved out. It's one of my favourite nights of the year. Could you get friends and/or family around to help?


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    Get a handy little Fibre optic tree. Woodies have them now but they generally have a sale later on in November but you'd need to keep an eye out for it.

    You other option would be a pop up tree. They are generally slim and aren't much hassle to put up or take down!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭ SarahLil


    Thanks everyone :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,517 ✭✭✭ bee06


    What does your mother want? If it’s her house would you not let her decide.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    When I was younger and my gran wasn't up to doing the tree and deco herself when we did ours wed do hers the next day. We compromised by getting a smaller not as full tree and decorated the good sitting room only for her. Maybe talk to her and see she may be happy to have help decorating a smaller tree and a few garlands up :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭ SarahLil


    Thanks again everyone
    my mother would prefer a smaller tree to save me the job as she knows it’s me who does it all I’ve no brothers or sisters
    she is hooked up to oxygen and only getting over Pneumonia
    I’ve looked at that many trees online I think I might go for a slim tree, we have a red and gold theme in her house
    Might do my tree around the 24/25 then do my mothers the day Christmas fm launches


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    If you wanted a slim tree that would be know hassle the pop up one's are very simple and baubles even come attached!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,162 ✭✭✭ MadDog76


    SarahLil wrote: »
    Hey everyone I need some suggestions please
    I have mentioned before my mother is not in the best of health lives alone and needs a lot of help, I take her to our house a lot to get her out of the house

    Last year was our first year without my late Aunt so I went all out for Christmas decorating my mothers house aswell as my house too

    my mothers tree is far too big was going to pick up a smaller tree this year to make it easier for myself
    My mother wouldn’t be mad into Christmas the way I am
    She will be coming to us for Christmas for a few days then between Christmas and New Year I am taking her to a hotel with us and my other half’s folks
    I don’t know wether to go with a small tree, thin tree or skip the tree and just put a lot of Christmas ornaments around the house instead of a tree

    As like most of you fellow elves I like everything just So for Christmas and when I am doing my prep and big clean for Christmas I am doing it in both houses

    Any advice please to do a tree or not in my mothers house thanks

    No advice on the tree situation as such but can I just say that your Mother is a very lucky lady to have you as a daughter, you're a credit to her ......... Happy Christmas to you both!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭ SarahLil


    MadDog76 wrote: »
    No advice on the tree situation as such but can I just say that your Mother is a very lucky lady to have you as a daughter, you're a credit to her ......... Happy Christmas to you both!

    Thank you maddog76 for taking the time to write that it was a lovely thing to do Happy Christmas to you and yours X


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