Since my kids and I have had a Christmas Tree. Sad to say but with a separation, divorce, homelessness, and no job it was completely impossible to have a tree let alone any gifts. The amazing thing is we SURVIVED! We have been humbled numerous times and we have found true friendship and compassion from others. Some in the most unexpected places or by people you would have never guessed had it in them. I'm grateful this year has brought employment my way even though its permanent part time. It has been super tight but it has also allowed for us to purchase and erect this beauty!