The online Christmas tree shop is a wonderful place to shop for those who are looking for an artificial tree to last for a long time. Reasonably priced and packaged carefully, shipping does not do damage to these trees and in the even that Santa’s reindeer accidentally step on it during shipping, the Christmas tree shop will guarantee it’s safe arrival or replace it free of charge. There are some shops who offer a Christmas tree wholesale if you buy two or more. Now, “who would buy two trees”, you say? At $150 per piece retail and only $80 wholesale, it would behoove you to share in the Christmas spirit and give a tree as a gift to someone you know who either can’t afford one (like your neighbor’s college student) or who won’t take the extra effort to set up a tree at all! You know that at grandma’s house there isn’t one; after all, she’ll be coming over to your house for the celebration and doesn’t really have the strength to set up a Christmas tree herself.
You place your order from the Christmas tree shop and in two days, both trees arrive and both are more beautiful than they were in their pictures online! After work, your husband comes home to find TWO trees in the living room, one already set up (which he delights in the fact that you didn’t need his help) and the other still remaining in its box. When he questions you, you explain that “so and so” would be thrilled if he took over the additional tree (since you got a wholesale price) and set it up for grandma as a gift of time and visual stimulation. Sitting alone in her apartment doesn’t provide for much stimulation and she would love some company anyway. As you package the extra ornaments you didn’t use on your tree, you smile as you think about what a good thing you’re doing for someone else, it makes you feel all “warm and fuzzy” inside. And that’s when it hits you…Christmas is truly about giving and not just about getting!
Your husband changes clothes and puts the boxed tree in the back of the car. As he drives over to grandma’s house, he thinks about how wonderful you are to be this involved with everything that is going on around the holiday while still taking the time to think about those whose lives are a little stale, a little over and a little boring. He’s please that he married such a thoughtful person and really doesn’t mind going over to bring joy to a lonely lady who has done so much for him in his lifetime.
Grandma opens the door in surprise and wonder when she sees the box in his hands and the bag of ornaments in his hands. As he explains that the two of you bought her a Christmas tree and are here to set it up and help decorate it for her to enjoy. As she begins to cry, your husband gets all “warm and fuzzy” inside knowing that your surprise was a wonderful gift of time…he finally gets it, too.