Saturday, December 18, 2010

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Holiday 2010 Review: Cascades Boutique Eco-Friendly Christmas Trees

Unique, beautiful, and fun would be the best way to describe the recycled cardboard Christmas tree I received from Cascades Boutique. This rare eco-friendly Christmas tree can be summed up in one word from my 3 ½ year old son, “Awesome”.

Upon arrival, I was shocked to find out how heavy the box was. I was expecting regular cardboard, but this is very strong, sturdy cardboard that will undoubtedly last a long time. Popping the perforated pieces out from the cardboard was, by far, the worst part of this tree. It popped out easily, but did take some elbow grease and gave me several paper cuts. This part of the process only took five minutes or so, and was totally worth the paper cuts because of how much I love this tree.

Putting it together was a snap and I had it all together within a couple minutes, thanks to the video on their site. Once together it stands about 4 feet tall. We were all in awe of its beauty, even when it was plain white. I decided to decorate it with hand prints that I can add to every year and I let the kids paint the cardboard “ornaments” that belong on it. I think the result is stunning and so unique. I have gotten many compliments on it, and it’s only been up for a few days.

If you are looking for an eco-friendly, one-of-a-kind Christmas tree, check the Cascades Boutique. They have several designs and sizes of trees to fit any budget or need and you won’t be disappointed. This particular Moderno design costs $37 for the solid white and the solid green or $40 for the printed, and is definitely worth it. I plan on reusing mine for years to come.

Thank you to Cascades for providing us with a complimentary product sample to base this review upon.