12 December 2011
Oregon’s handmade signs herald the coming of Christmas tree stands
With the end of the Thanksgiving holiday in late November, most Americans begin the transition into the Christmas season, writes Mike Kippenhan. One of the most visible harbingers of the upcoming holiday is the almost overnight proliferation of Christmas tree stands.
Often finding homes in retail parking lots or vacant corner lots, the Christmas tree stand is a quick entrepreneurial venture that requires little more than a truck-load of freshly cut trees and a few signs. Oregon’s status as one of the leading tree-producing states in the US guarantees that even the most modest businessperson can make extra money selling the freshest product. Advertising a tree stand often requires little more than a piece of plywood and paint. Here are some signs for the Portland metropolitan area.
See also ‘On the road’ by Mike Kippenhan on the Eye blog.
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