Luckily for me, Hubby loves a real tree as well. There was never any fighting or discussion over real vs. fake. Also, we are both pretty easy-going about lights - there's no controversy over twinkle vs. big bulbs or white vs. colored lights.
When we got married 5 years ago, we were able to meld our ornaments and our personal tastes and always ended out with a tree we loved.
This year, of course, we're putting up a tree in our new house. We both feel extra-specially excited about it.
Following tradition, we went to the place around the corner to pick a tree. We were both pretty shocked over the prices. Instead of the usual $40-$50 per tree, we were seeing $60-$70. Way over our price range. We walked around and eventually did find a tree for $40. Actually, it was really $35, but we gave them $40 cause the proceeds go to charity. Also because usually we talk them down and pay less than they're asking, so we thought we could make up for it a little.
Anyway, we brought our tree home, and for the first time, we struggled to get the tree to stay up in the stand. Neither of us were being very nice about it. Cranky was a word used more than once. But eventually we got it up.
And Hubby surprised me with this:
Isn't he a sweet romantic?