I’m a sucker for a good public relations gimmick and here’s one I especially like. This past Christmas the National Christmas Tree Association and FedEx delivered 12,000 trees to 25 military bases, including those in Afghanistan, South Korea, and Qatar, the U.S.’s shipping gateway to the Middle East. Details here.
These pictures may make the case for this smart industry program – and really, it IS smart – but to me, they’re so sad. Am I veering dangerously off-topic to admit that I can’t think of these trees without wanting to go rescue the people they’re intended to cheer up and delivering them back to their families??