2011 was a big year. We had a new home, a new baby, and were super excited about our first family Christmas. Even though a baby put a strain on our finances, we knew that buying well-crafted, beautifully designed furniture was cheaper in the long run – and our Christmas tree wasn’t going to be an exception. But add environmentally friendly onto the checklist, and we were on a one way trip down struggle street.
Everywhere we looked we saw cheap, throwaway trees that wouldn’t last through the festive season, let alone a lifetime. The other option was a plantation tree, but the idea of chopping down a tree for short-term decoration just didn’t appeal. Then we asked ourselves; why are we trying to buy our perfect tree? We’re both creative, hands on and pretty nifty with a power tool, we could make it ourselves!
We assembled our first tree using hardwood leftover from one of my hubby’s landscaping contracts. Over the next few weeks we tweaked the design and incorporated sustainable wood. As we sat admiring the finished product we realised we had created something unique: an eco-friendly, stylish alternative to the traditional Christmas tree that would last for years to come. And so One Two Tree was born.