It's Ash Wednesday. Did You Get Your Tree Up?

Real Estate Agent with New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Yes, today is Ash Wednesday.  And yes, I just asked you if you "got your tree up yet?"

Yeah.  I know. "What tree?"  Now what is she talking about?

Well... I mean the "Ash Wednesday Tree."  Think about it.  The tree that just about everyone knows about... is the Christmas Tree.  And oh, this year... I saw some really fine Christmas trees.  So nicely decorated.  Lights.  Ornaments.  Those lil icicles.  Fun memento ornaments from Christmases past.  Yes, some of them were sooo pretty.

But what about other "holidays?"  I mean... is it fair to put up a Christmas Tree... and then forget other days?

Why NOT have trees for other occasions?  Like a GroundHog Day Tree.  Now...  doesn't that sound like the perfect way to celebrate GroundHog Day?

Or... did you get your President's Day tree up?  Prolly not.  Just think.  Lots of cute lil "presidential ornaments, and maybe here and there some ornaments in the shape of President Washington's wooden teeth?

(I must admit... I forgot to get mine up as well.)  My Bad!

Now... this year, as far as Ash Wednesday is concerned... this presents a problem.  I mean... today is Ash Wednesday, but at midnight tonight, Ash Wednesday is over, and Valentine's Day begins.  What then?

Must we be there... ready and waiting as Midnight approaches... ready to scramble down the Ash Wednesday ornaments and all, and replace them with bunches of hearts, little Cupids, and other love-inspiring cutesy'ness ornaments?  That sounds like a lot of work to me... but I mean... fair is fair.

Oh... that issue of fairness.

Another great day for a tree... would be Easter.  Not sure when we would put that tree up.  Prolly on Easter Saturday.  We gotta be respectful of Good Friday and all.

But sure... this year, remember your Easter Tree.  Lots of lil eggies... maybe the plastic ones with goodies inside.  And of course, baby rabbits, and maybe at the very top, instead of the Christmas Angel, we could have a big, fuzzy, and festive Easter Rabbit.  Oh, the thought just boggles the mind.

There are so many other occasions, and really, if you think about it... they don't just have to be on everyone's calendar. 

They can be our own personal "events."  Can you imagine the ornaments some of us girls might have on our "augmentation trees?"  Again, it's mind-boggle time.  Or, for the guys... (being fair now) perhaps a "hair transplant tree?"  I mean... again... fair is fair.

I wonder.  Might Hobby Lobby carry these kinds of ornaments?

My poor liberal, Progressive mind is really starting to hurt... trying to make sure I don't forget any deserving days.  Yes, my lil head is on the verge of throbbing in pain.  I think I need a few Advil Liqui-Gels... and then off to bed for a two hour nap.

So... how about you?  Can you think of any days that you personally would feel are deserving of having their very own "Tree" put up?  Please share...

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Comments (75)

Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Karen Anne~ thanks for the nice comment


Mar 07, 2013 12:05 AM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Jon, you are very welcome.  Keep up the great work.  You're an "old pro" now!  :)

Mar 07, 2013 05:31 AM
Berni Kerr
Retired - Mortgage Professional. - Port Dover, ON
Retired AMP Mortgage Agent - Port Dover ON

Karen Anne,  This was great, very well done onyour part.  Wow the thoughts you provoked...made me think of the Divorce tree, the Wedding tree, the New Home Tree. 


Thanks for a great post!  :)

Mar 08, 2013 12:28 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Father's Day Tree: A real masculine, knarly one with mini bottles of Jack Daniels hanging all over it. Flocked with wood shavings, Lights, those mini LED flashlights. The "star" a big hammer or other favorite tool. Actually, I could think of some other interesting stuff, but...

Mar 08, 2013 11:52 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning Karen -

Well no extra tree up around here but my bride has the Easter decorations out.  Not over doing it but just a few things here and there.  She has informed me if we celebrate Christmas how in the world can we not celebrate Easter.  She also has clients going to Easter Church with us and coming over for dinner.  I'll let you know if an Easter tree arrives at our place.... One never knows around here :)  I just go with the flow......

Mar 10, 2013 12:55 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Outside trees that are alive, can be whipped into a decorative state to fit the holiday, event, celebration at hand. Cool!

Mar 10, 2013 09:31 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Over here people don't get so excited about the seasons and the holidays, but back in some parts of Canada I know they sure go all out for every event.  So how about Canada Day? eh?  You could put a beaver on the top!

Mar 11, 2013 12:27 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Georgina, having a Canada Day Tree sounds like a great addition to our list, here. If memory serves me right, Canada Day is celebrated on July 1, I believe.  Cool idea!  And putting a beaver on the top of the tree sounds very festive.

"Nice Beaver" - The Naked Gun - YouTube

See... I told you it would be quite festive.  :)

Mar 11, 2013 03:24 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Karen Anne,

 Thanks for all the comments on my blog about the Pope and cannot disagree about the Catholics leaving a mark on you! LOL I have to blame someone cuz it can't be me!

Mar 15, 2013 09:43 AM
Scott Larson
BHHS/Utah Properties - Park City, UT
Park City, Utah Real Estate News

My daughters would love to just keep our tree up all year and name it something else for every holiday.  I think you might be on to something here Karen.

Mar 18, 2013 11:48 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Karen Anne... Growing up in Germany, we actually had an Easter tree or more precisely, branches cut from Forsythia or birch decorated with hollowed out and painted egg shells or other Easter decorations. After a long winter, the branches would flower or green up inside the house and brought Spring indoors. It's a tradition that's still being followed. :-)
Mar 22, 2013 07:59 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Karen Anne,

  Your blogs are great you need to blog more! Have a Happy Easter!

Mar 27, 2013 09:09 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Just wanted to stop by this morning to wish you a Happy Easter!

Time to put up the EAster tree Karen Anne.

Mar 30, 2013 10:58 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


Just popping back by to see what you've been writing lately.  Hope you're enjoying Spring. 

Apr 04, 2013 10:49 AM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Judi:  I must admit I have slowed down quite a bit as far as writing posts are concerned... although I still comment every day.  I need aortic valve replacement surgery, and am trying to arrange that... but keep bumping into brick walls head-on.

Apr 04, 2013 10:56 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am here a bit late, but yea, we had our tree up and decorated.  We do this every 2 or 3 years.   WE start with ash wed. theme and keep adding as the season prgresses.

Apr 07, 2013 12:42 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I always love reading your posts Karen Anne.  You are a great writer and always have something to think about.  I have noticed you haven't been posting as often, though I haven't been on AR as much either.  I think the Easter tree is a great idea.  Good compliment to the Christmas tree.-Kasey

Apr 10, 2013 03:35 PM
Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
Making deals "Happen"

Karen Ann,

I don't know how I missed this post, and all the comments it stirred. I don't put them in the house but my wife has a holiday buying trees to plant. :)

Apr 12, 2013 10:03 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
My niece lives in Tampa and has a fake palm tree in her living room and decorates it for the different holidays. she had Easter eggs on the tree with cute miniature baskets for Easter weekend. our 4 year old nephew enjoyed the tree.
Apr 17, 2013 05:26 AM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Awww, what a fun blog. I love your idea of putting up holiday trees for more than just Christmas. Number one, I am a real tree hugger and would love to have a green friend around all year. Number two, I love decorating so what a great excuse. I have thought about, in the past, buying a topiary style tree and leaving it up year round - changing out the ribbon, lights, and decor based on season. What about adding some colorful leaf garland in the fall? 

Apr 18, 2013 01:23 AM