The only Christmas tree we had until a week ago was a 3 foot tree that I bought for my first year of college to put up in my dorm. I really wanted to buy a tree on Black Friday, but we decided that now was not the time to spend so much money on a tree. We started watching the "free" list on Craigslist, and lo and behold, someone gave away a free tree! Now we have a 7.5' tree that nearly touches the ceiling, and we used lights that were left here by the last owners of the house to light it. It looks so huge since I'm used to a small tree, but I love it!