Above is the Christmas tree lot I wound up getting my tree from. They have beautiful, healthy trees some up to 30 feet high. I settled for a 6' blue spruce (below).
TIP: Grouping similar items (or ones with a similar finish) on a mantle is a very simple way to create a bit of the Holiday feeling without too much effort. Adding some greenery or garland is an added festive touch.
Well, I finally had time to do some Holiday decorating.
Went tree shopping this weekend with friends, came back home and put on the Christmas music, broke out the cookies, the beverages and began the festivities.
Hope you're having a great HOLIDAY SEASON!