After they stopped letting you cut down trees on crown land we would go up to the Indian Reservation and buy from the 1st Nations People, the biggest tree possible for safe transport.
The hardest part was tying it onto the car, fingers numb with cold, and wondering if our knots would hold for the bumpy journey home.
Our tree was always the focal point of our living room during Christmas and the wonderful pine fragrance that would fill the house now fills our memory.
Things have changed dramatically since those days when our kids were little, because now we are retired and spend our winters here on Maui.
We know there are live trees to buy here on Maui, but for us it is more convenient to just go to the attic and take out our special, garage sale bought, 6 ' artificial one.
Most of our decorations are Hawaiian style that we have purchased from local crafts people over the years. You may want to read the blog about the huge Maui Swap Meet that is held in Kahului every Saturday morning.
This is a great place to find all kinds of seasonal decorations and gifts. Here are just some of our favourite Maui Christmas decorations.
Little Hula Girl
Nativity in a Gourd
Would love to hear about your Favourite Christmas tree, then, now or both.