Hooray for one of our favorite traditions! Fresh cut Christmas trees! I’m so, so, so, happy we were able to continue this tradition of picking our Christmas tree. We kept things as safe as we could, with our friends, and respected everyone’s comfort level.
If you’re new around here, I’ll try to give you the short version of it. We have Christmas trees on our property! We’re not a functioning “farm”, but it’s become a hobby of ours and something we enjoy sharing with our friends, family, and neighbors. So far, we’ve planted several hundred seedlings over the last two seasons, and have enjoyed watching them grow.
If you caught my instagram stories, you might have seen us trimming them up and getting them ready for the big day. I love that my boys enjoy getting out there to help and find so much excitement in the process. They’re already talking about bringing their kids to come and pick out a tree and my mama heart about exploded with their sweetness.
Part of the fun in finding the perfect tree is walking around and deciding which one is going to make it into our home. We have little tags that everyone gets to use to write their name on it.
We have a little hot chocolate bar set up where everyone can enjoy a fresh cup, and the boys like putting out a tip jar and collecting funds that help us to purchase more trees to be planted. We have a rule of cut one, plant one.
When it’s time to cut them down my guys are all about making it timber. Of course with proper supervision, that is. Let’s just say, I did not have to lift a finger. I mean, I have three boys, so hopefully that will be a trend that continues as everyone gets older 😉
We made sure we measured properly this year and didn’t pick a tree that took over our entire living room. We have some huge ones that are really over grown, but still great candidates. They can be really deceiving when they’re outside on their own. Anyway, we love the tree we went with and have been admiring all the beauty it’s brought to our home. Stay tuned, I’ll share a pic of it decorated in my favorites.
We’ll also be cutting a second one to go in our entryway. I love the way our house smells with the fresh tree scent rounding the corners. The needles on the other hand, not so much. Thankfully Eric is really good at taking our dyson apart to unclog it.
What about you, do you have a real tree?