December is almost here. Public displays of holiday decorations are everywhere. The tree in Rockefeller Center is now lit. I figured it was time to do a bit of decorating myself, albeit on a much smaller scale than most.
If any of you frequent the many shopping and/or gadget-related weblogs, you may have seen the Charlie Brown Pathetic Tree, sold by Urban Outfitters.
I figured this tree was perfect for me. Any kind of extravagant decoration is kind of a waste for me because few others see the inside of my apartment. This tree is perfect, though, because it is small, simple, and has that nostalgic cool-factor working for it.
Because it's a fake tree, it is actually a bit sturdier than a (formerly) living version would be. It comes out of its prism-shaped box rather squished and two-dimensional. You must then bend the branches to sculpt it to your desired level of pathetic droopiness.
I have to admit--the box is cute. "This tree needs you; one tree for you to love" is printed on the side.
Linus Van Pelt: "It's not a bad little tree. All it needs is a little love."