Y is for Yuletide


The Yuletide season is the one of the few reasons why Winter here is bearable.

I absolutely love Christmas,

especially when you have a little one.

As a little family of three (well four, including Boots and Doc),

we have our own Christmas family tradition

which begins on the second week of December.

We go to a tree-farm to pick our own Christmas tree.


There’s something special about going to a Christmas tree farm and picking your own tree among hundreds and hundreds of beautiful trees.


Y is for Yuletide.


Do you have a Christmas family tradition too?

Do share.


    • I know! In a way, I’m glad … We seriously need some cheering up πŸ˜‰ We’ve had too much of dark-dreary-grey days.

  1. Ooh me too, I love it! It’s our turn to host Christmas day for all the family this year…wish me luck! #alphabetphoto

  2. Tarana Khan

    I love Christmas too! It must be so much fun picking your own tree πŸ™‚

    • I know! If I had it my way, we’d have the tree up by November! But you can’t exactly do that with a real tree though. By Christmas-time, the tree will be wilted!

  3. I love that you start early! As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over, we pretty much put up Christmas πŸ™‚ I want to enjoy it as long as possible! Of course, as soon as Christmas is over, it all comes down! I mean, Christmas is over… I’m not keeping that stuff up until January!!

    • Wish I could do that too. We (which actually really means “I) start decking up our little cottage by mid-December. Would love to do it a bit earlier, but the husband is a bit of a scrooge πŸ˜‰

  4. I’m guessing those are pictures from last year – otherwise you’re really going for Christmas in a big way!! πŸ™‚ It sounds like a lovely tradition though, definitely something to look forward to through the horizontal rain and gales!

    • Oh dear, I wish those photos were recent! But no, as much as I would love to start “decking”, we usually do it second week of December! πŸ™‚

    • Yes, it’s so cute. It’s their little shop where they sell bits of Christmas decorations and serve hot chocolate! πŸ™‚

    • Oh dear! Yes, that’s the problem.. The pines! About two years ago, it took us ages to hoover the pines off our carpet. Still worth it though! πŸ˜‰

  5. Every year, my husband puts up one sad little string of lights around the roof of our house, and every year I tell him how ugly it is. He refuses to believe me, but, truly, our house is the fugliest house on the block. Last year I got him icicle lights, thinking it might make our roof less fugly.
    Not so much.
    This year, I’m throwing them ll out before he starts feeling the holiday spirit, and then telling him that if he wants to put up lights, he has to put them up everywhere, not just one sad string across the roof.
    This is our tradition.

    • Putting Christmas lights all over might be the answer πŸ˜‰ I’ve always wanted to put some lights on our roof, but we never manage to get around to doing it!

    • It is, isn’t it? Though down here in Cornwall (tip of England), we don’t really get a white Christmas. The last time I experienced it, I was pregnant with T!

      • oh my – I just assumed! our first Christmas in Belgium, we were so excited…we drove to Austria to have a white Christmas. that was the year that it never stopped snowing in Belgium….it snowed in April! we went to the Canaries the next year – we had learned our lesson! ha.

        • Oh no worries! If it snows again up where my in-laws live (a little lovely village about an hour’s train-ride from London), we will definitely come up and stay with them. They usually stay with us, just so little T can have her first white Christmas πŸ˜‰

  6. Your tradition sounds lovely! I have continued one of my childhood traditions with my own children; we make a Gingerbread house every Christmas season.

  7. Eek is it too early to get excited?! We always have a real tree here too and going out and picking it is one of my favourite parts – esp if there is mulled wine when you get home! x

    • Do you know they sell mulled wine and yummy hot chocolate at the tree farm where we go to? You can sip to your hearts content while waiting for your tree to be ready! πŸ˜‰

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