The Christmas tree on display in the Grand Arcade at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey is a little bit unconventional. Ok it’s just downright weird. A huge cardboard tree sculpture sits on the historic boardwalk this year instead of the usual fresh cut, live tree.
This new cardboard creation is called “The Giving Tree,” and its crafted using designs that are reminiscent of the seashore, and inspired by the city’s architecture and its musical heritage. When the holiday season is over, the tree will be taken apart and recycled.
The cardboard tree is getting mixed reviews from residents. Some love it, saying that it’s “creative” and “interesting, ”but another person commented that, “it looks like an Amazon package” and that it’s, “creative, but not festive at all.”
Hey, my tree looks like an Amazon package on Christmas morning anyway after we open all the gifts. And maybe I wouldn’t be allergic to the cardboard tree like I am to my real tree. I think it actually looks pretty cool!