Allergic to cedar. Watched a real tree catch fire and burn down a house one year just before Christmas. We have a gorgeous (and expensive) FAKE tree that was purchased nearly 20 years ago at the WalMart in Gonzales. It looks real and had held up wonderfully thru the years.
And hanging from the lowest branch - the Christmas Nail
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The Christmas Nail®
It's Christmas time at our houseand we're putting up the tree.I wish I could find some simple wayto remember Christ's gift to me.Some little sign or symbolto show friends stopping by,The little babe was born one daybut He really came to die.Some symbol of His nail-pierced hands,the blood He shed for you and me.What if I hung a simple nailon my shining Christmas tree?A crimson bow tied round the nailas His blood flowed down so free,To save each person from their sinand redeem us for eternity.I know it was His love for usthat held Him to the tree,But when I see this simple nailI know He died for me.
by John Patton, creator of the The Christmas Nail®