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Posted: 12/26/2005 5:25:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 5:29:10 PM EDT by Balming]
This will only apply to those of you who just celebrated your first Christmas with your new wife/girlfriend.

You also have to have a live Christmas tree.

When you take down your live tree, cut a 1/2 inch or so cross section out of the trunk at the bottom without your spose knowing and let it dry.

After it's dry sand both sides smooth and with a nice black pen write "Our first Christmas tree" and the date "2005". Let that dry for a few days then cover it with about 5 coats of gloss polyurethane. Drill a small hole in it and make an ornament.

Save it until your second Christmas and give it to her. I did that 13 years ago and it's one of our most treasured ornaments, and my wife thought it was very romantic.

You're welcome!


Balming

Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:42:18 PM EDT
Great idea.

Fake trees.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:46:28 PM EDT
Would require keeping a woman around for more than a year....


Aviator
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:49:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aviator:
Would require keeping a woman around for more than a year....


Aviator



+1 weird
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:52:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Balming:
This will only apply to those of you who just celebrated your first Christmas with your new wife/girlfriend.

You also have to have a live Christmas tree.

When you take down your live tree, cut a 1/2 inch or so cross section out of the trunk at the bottom without your spose knowing and let it dry.

After it's dry sand both sides smooth and with a nice black pen write "Get me a sammich bitch!" and the date "2005". Let that dry for a few days then cover it with about 5 coats of gloss polyurethane. Drill a small hole in it and make an ornament.

Save it until your second Christmas and give it to her. I did that 13 years ago and it's one of our most treasured ornaments, and my wife thought it was very romantic.

You're welcome!


Balming


Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:52:45 PM EDT
Hey Balming,

Will it work on the seventh one seeing as I missed the first six??
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:54:13 PM EDT
What if it's your first LIVE tree?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:56:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zipper:
Hey Balming,

Will it work on the seventh one seeing as I missed the first six??



Cut one now and use it on your 10th Christmas.


- BG
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:57:23 PM EDT
Great idea, where were you 10 years ago?.......
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:57:35 PM EDT
That IS a great idea...good thinking!

HH
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:58:00 PM EDT
How about that?

I have one for our first tree, complete with written label and varnish.

Didn't think to make an ornament out of it, it's been sitting in the workshop for 11 years.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:58:53 PM EDT
I think it's a great idea. Hey points are points... get them any way you can.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:59:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:

Originally Posted By zipper:
Hey Balming,

Will it work on the seventh one seeing as I missed the first six??



Cut one now and use it on your 10th Christmas.


- BG



New house last year so I bought a live one with the roots, Planted it and it died is this a bad omen??
BTW: Instead of diggging it up and hauling it off, damn thing went up like an inferno. Needless to say no more planting trees for us.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:03:44 PM EDT
I'm sure a small slice of any similarly-sized tree will work
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:22:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jasba:
Great idea, where were you 10 years ago?.......



Yeah, no kidding!

GR
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:50:52 PM EDT
Festivus poles require no ornaments.....
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:55:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M-Forgery:
Festivus poles require no ornaments.....



But, you can use the tree to bludgeon the head of the household during the "Feats of Strength!"
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 7:29:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 7:30:03 PM EDT by Yojimbo]

Originally Posted By zipper:
Hey Balming,

Will it work on the seventh one seeing as I missed the first six??



Sure it will, just cut seven pieces out of the tree a number them as needed...
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 7:35:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:20:26 PM EDT
Bumping this just in case someone sees this and gets some pie points!


Balming
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:25:14 PM EDT
Any Kwanzaa tips?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:27:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
Any Kwanzaa tips?



Oh gosh. So many COC violation jokes running through my head.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:31:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aviator:
Would require keeping a woman around for more than a year....


Aviator



Which most guys here cannot do..
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:37:05 PM EDT
I would ditch the date on it, that way you can recycle it later. In fact, just go out and do it now ahead of time, nevermind that the wood did not come from your Christmas tree.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:42:49 PM EDT
Noted! Good work! You've been promoted to a higher level on the manscale!
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:43:39 PM EDT
Damn good idea. It's two years too late for me unfortunately. We had a real tree our first Christmas, but we have an artificial one now.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:48:07 PM EDT
Hell, after 26 years together, my wife's lucky to get anything from me.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:51:15 PM EDT
Outstanding idea!


Wish I would've thought of that 19 years ago!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:15:10 AM EDT
I want to add that I did the same thing when my daughter was born, and I glued a photo of my wife and I holding her on one side.

The other says "Baby's First Christmas"


Balming
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:23:43 AM EDT



Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Originally Posted By Balming:
This will only apply to those of you who just celebrated your first Christmas with your new wife/girlfriend.

You also have to have a live Christmas tree.

When you take down your live tree, cut a 1/2 inch or so cross section out of the trunk at the bottom without your spose knowing and let it dry.

After it's dry sand both sides smooth and with a nice black pen write "Get me a sammich bitch!" and the date "2005". Let that dry for a few days then cover it with about 5 coats of gloss polyurethane. Drill a small hole in it and make an ornament.

Save it until your second Christmas and give it to her. I did that 13 years ago and it's one of our most treasured ornaments, and my wife thought it was very romantic.

You're welcome!


Balming



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