Does everyone else on the planet already know about this product, or am I about to provide you all with life-changing information?
The Swivel Straight Tree Stand.
Bud and I went out yesterday and picked out a Christmas tree. He picked it, actually. I was just along for the ride. We brought it home and hauled our old Christmas tree stand out of storage. Now, when I say "old" Christmas tree stand, I don't mean simply that it has been used before. I mean "old," as in it may actually have been manufactured while Baby Jesus was still laying in the manger. That kind of old.
Don't get me wrong - the old Christmas tree stand has a lot of terrific memories associated with it; it's just that most of those memories started out their lives with a tilting evergreen, the screech of metal-on-metal, and the frosty blast of unprintable curse words. We started down the same road last night, but as I caught the falling tree before it hit the living room floor, I said out loud, "Someone must have invented a better tree stand in the past several decades..."
And so, I hauled the tree back out to the garage and waited until morning, when Bud and I could head out in search of a better solution.
It didn't take us long. We walked into the local hardware store, and there in a glow of heavenly light was the Swivel Straight Tree Stand. I inched closer and touched the cardboard box, and I'm telling you, I think I heard the angels sing.
I knew I had found the one.
It did not disappoint. It was easy to assemble, and easier to use. Zip-zap-zup, and the tree was up.
Trust me on this one: If you want a little more merry in your Christmas, track this baby down and let the celebrating begin.