Now available for your enjoyment is the adorable, and thought provoking book, Holly Holiday and the Christmas Tree Forest. The book was written by Katie Anderson.
Do you use an artificial tree for the holidays, do you purchase a tree from a tree lot, or do you trek into the woods and chop down your own tree?
We’d love to have a real tree, but the only place we could put it is directly in front of the sliding glass doors. We get direct sunlight, so the tree would dry up instantly. We also have cats (and kittens) and we worry about them drinking the water for the tree, or eating the needles.
Trees at a tree lot are $$$$ here too. Were I live a decent tree will cost you $100 (no kidding). We bought our artificial tree (pre-lit too) for less than $200. We also know this tree will last for many trees (our other artificial tree lasted for 16 years).
In this book, Holly Holiday loves everything about the Christmas holiday. What she doesn’t like is seeing her family’s tree dragged out to the curb as soon as Christmas is over. Just because Christmas day is over, doesn’t mean that the holiday spirit is not still alive.
Holly decides that she is going to come up with a way to spread the holiday spirit all year long by changing her family’s holiday tradition when it comes to Christmas trees. To find out what she does, pick up a copy of Holly Holiday and the Christmas Forest.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but Holly’s idea is genius! I think that families who want real Christmas trees should adopt Holly’s idea. It would benefit our environment in many ways too.
This is a sweet story that is wonderfully illustrated.
Look for Holly Holiday and the Christmas Forest where ever books are sold.
*I received a free copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.