This year for xmas, I got rid of all the plastic and tinsel and made a garland for the fireplace with holly, ivy and various other plants and flowers.
In the picture, you can see my tree on the right as you look at it. I was trying to post it on the page but couldn't work it out so you can see it on the attachment. (Help! Anyone?) I was looking for a real tree that I could grow on but you don't seem to be able to get them around here as I asked several people who always get a real tree. Then Lidl got these small conifers in just before xmas. I hope it won't grow too quickly and I get a few years out of it before I have to plant it out. There is a broad strip of green in the square behind my house so I'll plant it up there when it gets too big for indoors.
I was so pleased with how good it looked that this was the first time in years, my decorations were still up after New Year as I usually take them down on New Year's Eve. I'll be doing the same next year and I'm never putting plastic up again.
I enjoyed making this so much, I've added it to my list of hobbies.