Thursday, October 27, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness with Tree Classics (+ Giveaway)

Like most of you, my life has been affected by cancer of all different kinds, including breast cancer. Several of my family and friends have been diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully, many of them are still here with us today. They are constant reminders for me to keep up the fundraising and awareness efforts that I am involved in. I've always been supportive of Relay for Life, which is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. I can remember participating in it when I was in high school and I've continued my participation as I've gotten older. I've also ran in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure for the past three years. This race is the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer.

My sister and I at this year's Race for the Cure.

When Tree Classics reached out to me and asked if I would partner with them during October for Breast Cancer Awarness Month, it was a no-brainer. Tree Classics makes realistic looking artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, and other foliage. They sent me a tree to decorate, and of course I went all pink, since pink is the color/symbol of breast cancer awareness.

I decided to put the tree in our upstairs guest bedroom. I thought a tree would add some warmth and coziness in that room, and it did not disappoint. The tree I chose was the Kennedy Fir (Narrow) and it came pre-lit, which was great. I've never had a pre-lit tree and it was so nice to not have to mess around with putting the lights on. My favorite part might be the switch, which is actually a button you step on. Genius! And the cord is really long, so I didn't have to mess with extension cords or anything.

Such a smart idea for the switch to turn the tree lights on and off!
I headed to Hobby Lobby to pick up some fun pink decorations (FYI-they have all of their Christmas decor 40% off right now) and got to work decorating the tree. I wanted something simple, but still pink and blingy, so I went some pink ball ornaments, sparkly pink icicles, clear crystals, and a fun sparkly pink topper.

I apologize for the lighting on all of these photos. Our upstairs bedroom doesn't have good lighting and this cold, dreary, dark weather we've been having doesn't help either! 

Of course Admiral had to get in one of the pics :)

This tree was super easy to put together, right out of the box. After a little playing around with the branches, it filled out nicely. I really like that the ends of the branches are soft and realistic looking. Not the cheap plastic-looking needles that you see on some artificial trees. And lucky for you, Tree Classics was nice enough to offer a $150 coupon to one of my readers so that you can get your own articial tree! Be sure to enter below.

Thanks to Tree Classics for the opportunity to support such a great cause and spread the word about breast cancer awareness.

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**Tree Classics provided the tree and decorations, but all opinions are my own.**


  1. I am twenty-five years old and I have always had artificial trees. My husband on the other hand, grew up with real trees. :-)

  2. We actually usually do one of each. We had an artificial tree that we inherited from roommates, but over the last couple of years, we've also bought a real one. I absolutely LOVE the pink tree you put together!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  3. I love real Christmas trees🎄 but my entire family is allergic. We stick to artificial trees now. I love how you decorated yours in pink - I might have to steal this idea!

    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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  5. Love how several of us shared different ways to bring awareness to Breast Cancer. Awesome job!

  6. I really enjoyed reading your post. I thought your post was beautifully written. Thanks for guide!