Yeah, there are some perks, like getting a free tree and wreath.
She wanted something small and weedy, and that is what we got, a maybe six year old ramrod straight Balsam. I myself wanted a Frasier Fir, but cutting one that young is throwing money away, and my cousin (who owns the farm) would have killed me. The tree held up pretty good.
testing how good my 50mm f1.4 is for shots of cars. DOF is a little shallow at f1.4 and you have to get too far back with 50mm; but at f8 is very clear (just need suitable lighting or a tripod) - this shot was taken at dusk, handheld.