As the trees weren't for sale until Friday and we're going to England mid holidays, a 'real tree' wasn't an option this year.
We were going to do without and just put up the decorations and the lights, but then I went to IKEA and saw this.
So this year we have a cardboard Christmas tree. Very minimalistic too as the boys didn't want to put decorations
on it bar chocolate bears and a few mirrored bells and stockings. And we love it.