I am going to decorate an artificial tree and then go steal fresh greens from my yard, doggie park, public parks. friends yards.. I need that scent at Christmas. Let's just call it pruning.
And I will decorate from everything I have in the house. Antiques that are chipped or broken and old toys and kid's tea cups and so forth. Just tie them on the tiny tree til it looks right. Like that. It is not about money. It is about heart.