This year we decided to forgo the evergreen. Our holiday season has been particularly busy, and the added stress of buying and decorating a tree just didn't seem worth it. But we couldn't live without some sort of nod to our favorite holiday decoration, so picked up a rosemary "tree" at our local Trader Joe's for $8.49.
A quick transplant into a terracotta pot and a polka dotted ribbon tied around the rim got us in the holiday spirit. The scent, while certainly not that Christmasy pine, is pretty darn good and wafts through the house nicely.
Of course, the extra special bonus will be having fresh rosemary all year. We're also hoping this tree will be reusable for next year with some careful pruning to get it back into its holiday shape.