My husband and I decided that we’re going to cut down our Christmas tree this upcoming weekend. Going to the Christmas tree farm has always been a family tradition for both of us. His family always had a real Christmas tree and my family did as well.
When we first started living together, we lived in apartments for the first few years. So, like any typical apartment, we were required to have a fake Christmas tree. I missed going to a tree farm, finding the perfect tree, watching the tree shake and be wrapped, bringing the tree into the home, and smelling the fresh tree scent all holiday season.
When we moved into a home in the city, the tree farm was a bit of a hike compared to the Home Depot that was right down the street. Living in the city, we were all about convenience. Plus, year after year we were so happy with the trees that we bought from the home improvement store.
Last year was the first Christmas we spent in our new home in the ‘burbs. Since I so desperately wanted to start the Christmas tree farm tradition in our new home, especially with our son, I researched so many farms near our home and found an incredible farm with the friendliest people.
This year, we cannot wait to continue our tradition. From going out to lunch near the farm to finding the perfect tree to snapping a Christmas card photo to smelling the fresh scent all season long … now that our Christmas decor is up, I cannot wait to add our tree into the mix.
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