Our mission “to change the way California celebrates Christmas” began the year I spent my Christmas vacation delivering trees for Bob’s Nursery in Manhattan Beach. Gleefully singing Christmas carols in a silly Santa hat, I was amazed at the sheer magic and merriment created by the simple act of bringing a Christmas tree into the house. The tree delivery signaled that Christmas in the home had truly begun.
Contrasting that intense happiness was the sadness I felt in seeing that same tree discarded by the curb in the weeks that followed Christmas. Having worked in nursery since I was 15 years old, I knew there had to be a better way.
It seems wrong that a tree that symbolized hope, joy and new life could be so easily abandoned. From this, the idea for The Living Christmas Company was born.