You don't have to stick to a traditional Christmas tree if you don't want to. (iStock)
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'Tis the season to decorate for the holidays, and for many Americans, that means plopping a Christmas tree at the center of a festive scheme. But while a classic fir or pine might be most traditional, others are trying out something a bit different.
Whether you're sick of the same old Norway spruce or you're simply looking to "spruce" up your holiday decor, take a look at these 18 ideas for alternatives to Christmas trees on Instagram. You might just be inspired to make a few changes this year.
Christmas village on a ladder
A colorful 'ladder tree'
Or a more minimal version
A snow-white tree
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A beauty in blue
Or a 'pretty in pink' tree
The woodworker's tree
A coat-rack Christmas tree
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A cardboard Christmas
The tree of memories
A floating Christmas wonder
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A large succulent tree
Or a much smaller one
A pegboard tree
And finally, for the well-read reveler…