I love the smell of fir trees. My family doesn’t really bother with a Christmas tree anymore, which I’m totally fine with. But I always loved the way a Christmas tree could fill a whole room with its wonderful, natural, fresh green smell.
I’m not going to wade into the debate over the most environmentally friendly options for Christmas trees; for me, it’s a moot point since I don’t really have room for a tree in my little apartment anyway. But I did want to experience that Christmas tree smell, so I bought a nice, bushy wreath at the Dupont Circle farmer’s market. Wreaths are, I’m guessing, made from the scraps of trees that were going to be cut anyway, and they’re easy to dismantle and compost. Seems like a reasonably sustainable option to me.