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greenHILLhome: Christmas tree collection reminder

January 7th, 2013 · No Comments · Capitol Hill, DC

Some people get sad when they de-Christmas their house, but for me it signals the start of a new year.  Plus, removing the Christmas tree from the living room gives us back much needed living and walking space and makes the house feel bigger, so there’s a sense of return to normalcy in that regard. […]

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A Yearly Christmas Tragedy, I Mean Tradition

November 29th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Capitol Hill

Each year you will inevitably head to your local store, school or church parking lot and pick out the innocent centerpiece of your holiday selfishness: your Christmas tree. You’ll pay the man with the sad eyes who is dressed in some sort of winter armor before you strap your prize to the roof of your […]

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greenHILLhome: Christmas Tree Recycling

December 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Capitol Hill, DC

No one really likes taking down the Christmas decorations when the holiday passes.  It’s not quite as exciting as putting them up and getting ready for a visit from Santa or holiday meals with family and friends, unless you’re one of a select group that really enjoys sweeping up pine needles.  It’s a necessary evil of […]

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greenHILLhome – Christmas Tree Collections

December 31st, 2010 · No Comments · Capitol Hill, DC

Having a real Christmas tree is a tradition in my family, and when my wife and I got married we decided to keep that tradition going in our home.  The fresh cut at the trunk helps the tree take in more water from the stand, but that starts to slow and pretty soon the tree […]

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Where to Find It: Christmas Trees on the Hill

November 24th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Capitol Hill, DC, Eastern Market

It’s that time of year!  Put down your oven mitts and drop that turkey because Christmas trees are arriving on Capitol Hill.  I know in our community we have people following various traditions about when to put a tree up in their homes, but the trees are arriving early this year and we are fortunate […]

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