One of the wonderful things about having a young family is you, as the parents, get to decide which traditions you’d like to create or carry on for your family. Jeremy and I have combined many of the childhood traditions our parents created for us as well as created new traditions for our family. One of those traditions, is cutting our own beautiful Christmas tree at a local tree farm. There’s just something about making an afternoon out of finding the perfect tree to display in our home.
We headed to a local tree farm near us called Hann’s Christmas Farm that just makes the entire experience so memorable. They have large rustic Wisconsin barns and beautiful fields of evergreen trees. You park, grab a saw, and head to into the fields of trees to start your search. Evie loved telling us which direction to go and weighing in on our options. The tree pictured isn’t actually, the one we picked. Jeremy cut it down before I had the chance to think to take a picture, ha! So this little guy is just a stand in. Our tree is actually a beautiful plump Blue Spruce that reaches our ceiling.
After Jeremy carried back our tree, we handed it over to a group of high school boys to get bound and trimmed while we went to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, pay for our tree, and drink a steamy cup of hot apple cider. Evelyn was shy, but no tears this year! Maybe it was because she didn’t have to sit on Santa’s lap, but she was smiley and cute and clung to her mama. She keeps telling me she loves Santa, so I’d say it was a successful meeting!
Our tree is now nestled in our family room and decorated with lights, ornaments, and a big star. We are ready for you Santa!
You guys, look at how fast Evie has grown! Read Christmas Tree Tradition from last year. What is your Christmas tree tradition? I’d love to hear all about it!