When we were first together, my husband and I traveled to much to get a Christmas tree. We would get a small little tree from the Salvation Army and return it to them when moved again.
After a bad pine-needles-everywhere experience, I finally made peace with a fake Christmas tree… so we went to Target to buy a fake tree.
It came with lights built in and after using it for two Christmases, all of the lights have burned out except for the bottom third. I remember re-using the same strand for years after years as a kid — so it makes me quite sad to see how flimsy everything — even Christmas — has gotten.
Even some of the appliances we bought at our wedding a few years ago have already broken. What happened to quality things? I understand that companies make more money from constantly breaking things, but when do consumers stand up and demand better? Should we really be throwing out all of this junk when it doesn’t have to be that way?