1. Find a Christmas Tree farm near you and make sure you wear the proper outfit: Warm coat, hat, scarf and wellie boots.
One of our favourite traditions is going to a Christmas tree farm to pick the perfect tree. The nearest farm to us is actually in Devon. We’ve been coming to this Christmas tree farm for the past four years now. We love it here.
2. Don’t choose the first tree you think you want, but go around and look at other trees as well before making your final decision.
We chose about three trees before, deciding on the final one.
One of the trees we considered getting …
3. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous and go as far as you can.
As for us, we went further away, mindless of the mud and the cold. It’s lovely to be lost among these trees, there’s something magical about Christmas tree farms. It almost feels like it can go on and on and on.
4. Decide amongst yourselves, or even take a vote on which tree is the best for your family. As for us, you can guess whose vote weighed the most.
5. Stake your claim on your tree and “mark it”. Usually, they’ll give you a tag with your name on it.
6. Take it home and make sure you have the appropriate tree stand. One that has can hold water in it. Put your tree in your stand and once it’s standing, make sure you put enough water in it before you start decorating.
7. Let the decorating commence. Play some Christmas carols to add to the festive cheer and wear something fun like …. like an Elsa-costume.
8. Reward yourselves with a treat. In Little T’s case, a candy cane. Try not to give in to more demands for a treat. One will do. You wouldn’t want your little ones to get all hyper.
9. Pose in front of the tree with the silliest grin you can muster.
10. Enjoy your tree as a family.
And there we sat watching Harry Potter, including Doc who seemed to enjoy the movie too, though I caught many times, him stealing glances at our Christmas tree. I have a feeling he has something up his sleeve.
What’s your tree like?
Do you have an artificial one or a real one?