We would decorate it and enjoy the smell and look of a real tree in our house.
Twenty days after X-mas, on "Tjugondag knut" we would give it back to nature. Taking it out of the house was always a bit sad, but a natural part of saying good bye to X-mas.
Now that we live in Madrid, far away from our own forest, we have a small plastic tree. We picked it up in a shop rather than in a forest and when X-mas is over we will put it in a box so we can re-use it another year.
Different ways of celebrating. God Jul vs Feliz Navidad. I like both ways.
The feeling of X-mas comes from inside anyway. It is up to you if you see it as stressful or peaceful as I wrote in Julstress och Midsommarfrid. Don't let anyone fool you inte thinking it is normal to stress about it as I wrote in Känner du julfrid ännu?
I wish you all a great feeling of X-mas, no matter how you choose to celebrate it!
Feliz Navidad, Merry X-mas and God Jul!