I have mentioned before that we order a fresh Christmas tree every year from Williams-Sonoma. I consider it a Christmas present to ourselves. It is always a Frasier Fir from North Carolina, and it is delivered by UPS. Ben, in the past, has wondered how this is possible. Well, the tree arrived yesterday and I will now show the Baboons how this works.
I ordered an 8-9 foot tree this year. Last year’s tree was only 7 feet tall, and it wasn’t big enough in height or diameter for the ornaments I like to hang every year. The tree arrived Tuesday in this box:
At about 12:00 Wednesday, Husband opened it up with a box cutter. The tree wasn’t tied or secured in any way in the box.
The tree always has a really straight trunk, but some trimming is usually necessary. We took off about 5 inches at the bottom.
Then, Husband dragged it into the living room:
I had to cut off about 4 inches from the very top of the tree, or else it would scrape the ceiling. By 12:30, we put it in the tree stand, and we waited for it to relax. Our Tortie tried to help.
By 3:00 pm, it started to look pretty good.
We will let it relax for the next day or so, turn it so that its best side is facing forward, and decorate it on Friday.
How do you think they got that tree into that box? Tell about some interesting experiences you have had with shippers and boxes. What has amazed you lately?