A Country Kid’s Post: Searching for that Special Christmas Tree

For the past five years or so, we’ve been going to one particular Christmas tree farm that’s a bit of a drive away from where we live.  When T wasn’t in school yet, it was easy to go to, since we had all the time in the world to drive to it.  But it’s not so easy now that she’s in school, so when close friends of ours (whom we always go with when picking out a tree) suggested that we go to one that’s within easy drive to us, we readily said yes of course, although admittedly a small part of me was a bit saddened that we weren’t going to our usual place.  When you’re pressed for time, you don’t have much choice do you?

Last Thursday, after picking-up T and her friend from school, two families went to a Christmas tree farm in search of that special Christmas tree.

 It was getting dark, so we had very little time to choose.  In the end though, we chose a slimmer and tall tree.  I wanted something more fuller, but we were losing light, so we had to decide fast.

While this Christmas tree farm was conveniently closer to where we lived, it wasn’t as big as the other one and they also didn’t label their trees.  It was easier to find the kind of Christmas tree you wanted in the old one, where they purposely planted the same kind whether you wanted a Blue Spruce, or a Nordman Fir.  They also had information about each tree up in signs.  As the Cornish would say “a proper job!”.

We couldn’t wait of course and started decorating as soon as we got in.

And here it is, standing tall in our conservatory.  I’m not that pleased with the shape of this tree, I think our most perfect shaped Christmas tree was the one we had last year.

It’s definitely Christmas in our house!  Is it in yours?

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    • Yes, I did. Thanks! I always make it a point to hang the non-breakable Christmas ornaments on the mantelpiece and within easy reach on the tree. And hang the breakable ones high up the tree and I also dress our window 🙂 As for Dog (Ts dog), our tree is in the conservatory, when we’re not in there, the door is shut, away from the dog. A few years ago, Dog would always nick a few decors and chew them!

    • Same here. It’s all part of the family Christmas tree tradition, isn’t it 🙂

  1. Sarah - Craft Invaders

    We also seem to manage to go for our tree just as it is getting dark! I think your tree looks beautiful, and great idea to have it in the conservatory – it must look wonderful from the garden. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas x

  2. five little doves

    Picking the right tree is all part of the fun of preparing for Christmas, I have lovely memories of doing the same with my parents when I was younger. We have an artificial tree for now but each year I tell myself we will have a real one next time! xx
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    • Hopefully you’ll get one next year. I agree, it’s the whole experience of going out and looking for one 🙂

    • I do love real trees and yes, T loves getting involved in everything to do with Christmas 😉

  3. Chloe Ciliberto

    We got a ‘lodgepine fir’ this year instead of a nordic like we usually do. It was a bit cheaper, lasts longer and is so BUSHY! There are no gaps like the nordic. Definitely worth looking at. Your tree looks so fab though! x
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  4. Ickle Pickle

    I have never been to a Christmas Tree farm – here the trees are at our local garden centres and farm shops. Your’s looks lovely. Kaz x

    • You ought to if you have the chance. I’m sure your little one will love it too 🙂 Thanks!

  5. clairejustine

    What a lovely tree. We have not had a real one in years as we have not got to much room. It looks like fun searching for the perfect Christmas tree 🙂

    • Thank you. I just love the whole experience of looking for that one special tree each year 🙂

  6. Heidi @him_me_three

    That’s beautiful. I love your mantelpiece decoration-it’s stunning! I haven’t had a proper Christmas tree in years but now that the children are older I think they’d like to go and choose one next year.

    #countrykids

  7. Jo Addison

    What a ‘proper’ Christmas tree! Looks like you had loads of fun choosing it too! #countrykids

  8. Coombe Mill

    I love choosing a tree. It sounds like the farm this year didn’t have quite the magic of your last place but you still managed some lovely photos. I think it looks a lovely shape, if they are too wide they take over the room, this one looks perfect in your conservatory. We have been going to Trago to choose ours the past 2 years, not as exciting as a Christmas Tree farm but at £11 for 7 ft it is hard to beat on price. That said I already have pine needels sropping!

    Wish you all a very Merry Christmas, thank you for supporting #CountryKids
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  9. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    Such a pretty Christmas tree and T looks like she was enjoying helping to decorate it. What a shame the Christmas tree farm wasn’t quite as good as the one you have been to previously though. Your tree does look beautiful though. Hope you have a lovely Christmas. #countrykids
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  10. Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

    What a lovely thing to do as a Christmas family tradition! We also went to chose our Christmas Tree at a Farm too. It really does feel very festive indeed . Love your tree! 🙂 #CountryKids

  11. Stephanie

    Oh I would love to go Christmas tree picking, but I am allergic to them so can’t have them in the house! The forest of tress must smell sooooo nice!
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