I grew up with an artificial tree that we set up when we wanted to, so I just figured that on our first Christmas we would end up going out and buying an artificial tree. It would be fairly costly that year, but then we wouldn't have to put any money into it for a long time. (Notice how cheap I was...I haven't changed! LOL!) I found out quite quickly that Rich had a totally different idea on the Christmas tree. We butted our stubborn heads for a little while and then I gave in. (I'm sure I got something out the whole deal, since he got his real Christmas tree, but I couldn't tell you what it was anymore! LOL!)
We got lost trying to find the Christmas tree farm that year. (There are several around here-we were bound to find one sometime!) But when we found a farm and I got a feel for what picking out a real Christmas tree was like. I loved it! It felt like it was a tradition that I had been missing out on and I wanted it to be a new tradition for our family.
So in a few days Rich and I will be taking the kids out to find the tree that will be decorating our home again this Christmas. It might be along the lines of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, since we may be going behind Rich's grandma's place to get one, but it will still be fun and its our tradition that I intend to keep as long as I can. :-)