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A Greener Holiday Tree (for the bookworm in you)
December 13, 2010
Last year, I managed to convince my family to not buy a cut Christmas tree, but instead a potted tree that they could then plant after the holidays (which they did, and it is still thriving in their front yard). This year, I'm hoping to take their Christmas-tree-greening up a notch by challenging them to build one out of ordinary objects around the house (there is certainly enough junk in the garage!). One inspiring tree I came across was that of the Gleeson Library in San Francisco, made from stacks of a bunch of their own books (which happen to be green). With a little strategic stacking, the tree even has mini-shelf spots for ornaments and other adornments. Plus, at the end of the season, the books can just be unstacked and put right back on the shelves. I'm hoping this design will inspire my family's tree this year.