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A greener evergreen?

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Halloween has not even come yet and already those design nerds/brainiacs over at Design Observer are talking about Christmas. And rightfully so.  In a recent essay Adam Harrison Levy takes on the changing decisions concerning the purchasing and using of one of America’s most beloved icons, the Christmas tree. Does cutting down a tree for the sake of decoration make sense in the current world we inhabit? Do the chemicals used to create artificial trees negate their long lifespan? Do you live in an area where you can rent a tree? Yes, renting a Xmas tree exists. Only in the United States, folks.

The essay left me with an upset stomach. On one hand I love the tradition. And on the other hand, maybe it’s time for something new. Being a good gay I am sure I could make a red and green floral arrangement work just as well.