I have noticed here that the majority of the residence go for the real Christmas tree option instead of the fake trees. I think it´s just awesome. While living in Spain for three years I barely saw any real Christmas trees for sale during this time of year, so I was surprised to see the huge amounts of real Christmas trees for sale when I went to WalMart a couple weeks ago, the smell was just divine. Of course, it´s not just WalMart that have them available but all major stores, well had them available. Yesterday, when we stopped by the local Costco, who had tons of them were now only down to the finally few.
This year like the last 6 years we went with the fake tree, less clean up and you don´t have to worry about watering it, I do miss that Christmas tree smell though. For the third time in 6 years we had to buy the whole Christmas decoration and tree setup. I guess that´s pretty normal when we´ve lived in 5 diffrent places in 3 diffrent countries within the past 5 years.
We lucked out on our buy. We picked Home Depot as our spot to get everything and thank goodness we did. As it came to our surprise all trees were 20% off and all decorations were 40% off, awesome!! The tree we picked out was 1300 pesos +/- at its original price and after 8 boxes of ornaments we only paid 1100 pesos. Yeah, I don´t know how that happend. With the 20% off the tree still would have cost almost 1100 pesos. Well, I´m not going to complain. The only thing that Home Depot didn´t have was lights for the tree, so we got them at WalMart.
The assembling of the tree took me about an hour, that´s not including hanging the ornaments and lights. The tree was much bigger than it looked at Home Depot and didn´t reach the roof by an inch, phewww. So, after two and a half hours and help from my daughter the tree was up and looking beautiful. I´ve posted some pictures below.
Like I said in the beginning of my post, Cancun is looking quite Christmasy with it´s lights put up. It´s not as nice as the cities of Spain during this time of year, but at least they got lights up in the streets. I will be taking and posting some pictures of Cancun so stay tuned for those.