Even Christmas trees aren't immune to the pandemic-induced shortages and inflation plaguing the economy.
Extreme weather and supply chain disruptions have reduced supplies of both real and artificial Christmas trees this season.
On Friday, the Carbondale Park District will kick off the first annual Hometown Holiday Light Show with a special tree lighting ceremony.
If you're looking for a tall, voluminous, locally grown Christmas tree, growers urge starting early this year. Why the shortage? Here's a look at some of the driving factors.
Bond County Farm Bureau member David Daniken anticipates a busy holiday season as Daniken Tree Farm opens before Thanksgiving, but topping last year’s record will be tough. In 2020, Daniken and his wife, Joey, sold the most trees in the family farm’s 53-year history.
Marketing executive Lauren has always appreciated her best friend Nate. After all, her father and stepmother adore him and he's always there to support her with gingerbread and hot cocoa — her favorites. She tries to be there for him, too, and promises to help him decorate the Christmas tree at the community center where he works. However, when Lauren's office is tasked with putting together a last-minute pitch for a client by Christmas Eve, she backs out. That night, she wakes at 2 a.m. to a confusing surprise — the boyfriend she'd had as a teenager is in her apartment and hasn't aged a day. Just as he warns Lauren, she is soon visited by three more ex-boyfriends, who help her revisit past their Christmases together in hopes of getting her to see the pattern in her relationships. During these trips to her holiday history, Lauren sees the one person she could always count on is Nate, but in the present, she is too scared to recognize the love that is right in front of her. She must learn from her past and open her heart or risk losing Nate forever.
Olivia is Connecticut's resident expert on evergreens. Days before Christmas she gets a plea for help from Jack, a Christmas tree farmer in need of her skills to figure out what mystery illness is causing their trees to die out and ruining their business, which has been his family's legacy for 100 years. After calling off her Christmas wedding six months earlier, Olivia isn't eager to head home for the holidays so she agrees to make a detour and stop at Jack's farm in Avon to examine the trees. Unable to immediately discover the cause, Olivia is determined to get to the root of the problem and extends her stay to run advanced tests. With time to kill while she waits for test results for the trees, Olivia joins Jack and his friends at the holiday festivities around town and finds their traditions a welcome change to the reserved holidays she grew up with. As they spend more time together, they begin to fall for each other and Jack helps Olivia reconnect to Christmas, her parents and herself. In the end, her tenacity pays off and Olivia not only devises a way to preserve Jack's trees but she discovers the shocking truth about why his firs were fizzling — much to the dismay of Dwayne, a rival local tree farmer
Grandin Road's bright, oversize fiberglass ornaments look like they plopped off a giant's Christmas tree. Or keep things small: Those handy little solar stick lights that you pop in the ground around a garden or walkway have been given a holiday dress-up with candy cane stripes and a snowy cap, at Lowe's.
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Cinnamon is commonly used around the house for its warm, inviting essence. Combine cinnamon oil and water in a spray bottle for a room spray. You can also mix it with water and vinegar to make a refreshing and natural all-purpose cleaner. Use cinnamon oil in a diffuser for an inviting, subtle scent. Make cinnamon-scented Christmas tree ornaments or use cinnamon sticks in your holiday table centerpieces.
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Love the fresh scent of a real Christmas tree? You’re not alone — especially not this year.
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