Since we didn't bring any of our Christmas decorations down when we moved, we had to start from scratch this year. I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on a big new tree with all the ornaments and stuff right before Christmas so we decided to just go with a small tree for Christmas this year. Plus, at our current apartment, we really don't have all the storage space we would need to store everything until next year. The kids made all of the decorations and ornaments; they thought that was the coolest thing! Besides, its not really the tree that makes Christmas great.