Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Tradition: Our Christmas Tree

When Rich and were married, I looked forward to starting new Christmas traditions with him and the family we were about to have. I imagined that we would make Christmas cookies each year, watch our favorite classic Christmas movies, decorate our tree while listening to Christmas music and the list goes on. One thing that I never imagined that we would as one of our traditions was pick out a real tree each year to cut down and bring home as our Christmas tree.

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.

Our first Christmas tree (2005).

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. :-)

This post is part of the Here Comes Santa Claus blog party at Go Graham Go and Jolly Mom.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

I use to love getting real trees. We did that for at least 10 years.
Now we have a fake one but it's really pretty and I can keep it up for a long time. Looking forward to your pictures.

Felicia said...

Your story might as well be mine! That is exactly what I thought when we got married.. but my husband had the tradition of going out and cutting a real one.. I gave in.. and I am so glad I did! It really doesn't feel like Christmas without a real tree! I love the smell that fills our home as well.

Unknown said...

You really can't beat a real tree at Christmas! The scent is lovely, but the best part of all--is of course picking one out. Thank you for sharing with us : )

annies home said...

my grandmother used to always get her tree on her farm and while some of them were short and stout I loved each of them and really noticed when she got up in years and started to use an artificial tree all though my mother had one for me it was quite different not to see that pine that grandma cut down in the living room of my grandmas

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

Sounds like I'm missing out! =) We have the fake one. I do love that I can get it out whenever I want and set it up though.

Nicole Feliciano said...

We chopped ours down over the weekend. Such a fun tradition for these city folks.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

What a fun and amazing tradition to keep going! Love the tree it's beautiful!

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