Our Christmas Tree in 2011
(Our theme has always been traditional red and white, Scandinavian snowflakes)
With the all the preparation that has gone into the Christmas markets it has made me antsy for the holidays a lot sooner than normal. I have always said Thanksgiving is one of my favorite traditions but the day is easy to overlook living in Germany.
So as you can tell, my brain is already on Christmas.
Last year, we did not put up a Christmas tree. We left for the States in mid-December and did not feel a tree was practical. Huge mistake. We both regretted this decision and said this year we will put up a Christmas tree. So last night, I searched on amazon.de for some "Christbaumschmuck" Christmas ornaments.
Bright New Ornaments
So now I have two options. I can either take the time to figure out the cancellation policy that is worded in German OR my personal favorite choice, put up and a Valentine's tree.
Husband looked up my order summary and realized I had clicked the option to ship in as few of boxes as possible. (the cheapest shipping option) When he clicked on each item in my basket it showed which were "In Stock" or "Out of Stock". Two of the ornament boxes were "Out of Stock" which was why the delivery date was so far out. BUT....then something is not adding up quite right. After Husband clicked the option to ship the items individually (which added 15 Euros to my total) they suddenly were able to be delivered by the end of the week. Huh?!? So now I will have all of my items "In Stock" or "Out of Stock" by the end of this week.
To me it is worth the 15 Euro gamble to be suckered into switching my shipping option to guarantee our Christmas tree will be up and decorated on Sunday, December 1st.
What style of Christmas tree are you? Traditional, modern, glitzy, themed, woodsy, family memories... Back in the States Husband and I had two trees. One was our official tree with glass ornaments, coordinating colors, and scandinavian snowflakes. Our other tree was a fun one to support his college, Texas A&M and to show my college's spirit, Texas Tech! Do you change your Christmas tree theme each year?
I enjoyed reading your post but must say that I shop on amazon.de/.uk/.com all the time and never had a similar probem... I love the cupcake coloured balls but if you are up for something trully original tree-themes, wait for my parisian blog post!!! I really saw something quite amazing last weekend! ;-)