We are going to Utah for Christmas and decided not to get a Christmas tree. But then we started thinking, will Santa know where to leave presents? our poor ornaments aren't going to get used at all this year? So...we decided to make a tree. We took a 4x4 and cut down branches from the the evergreens in our yard. We tied them to the 4x4 with twine and viola, a tree! It was a lot of fun and something that everyone in the family could help with. We may make this a tradition.