When I was little, my parents would take my siblings and I to a Christmas Tree Farm and we would cut down a live tree to bring home. One year, the tree we brought home had something extra in it. A Praying Mantis Cocoon that ended up hatching. We had thousands of baby Praying Mantis’ running around the house.
Another year, my Grandparents (Dad’s parents) took us to a nursery and we bought a live Christmas tree with roots and all. After Christmas we planted the tree in the front yard.