Thursday, December 10, 2009

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

This year I decided we were ready to establish a Christmas tradition as a family, and I thought going to a tree farm and choosing our own tree would be a great one. I was all excited! I found a great tree farm about an hour north of us called Elves Tree Farm. What a great name for a tree farm, right?

They had a hayride to the trees where you could cut your own tree or you could choose a pre-cut tree. They also had some great play equipment for Snugglebug to play on.

We decided to forgo cutting our own tree this year, but once Snugglebug had played some we chose what I thought was the most beautiful tree I had ever seen. My husband thought that it might be a bit too big for our living room, but I thought we could make it fit.

Make it fit we did! The tree definitely does not fit in our living room. It is without a doubt wayyyyyy too big. I would even say it is probably twice the size that we should have purchased. But it is still quite beautiful. This is the first time we have had a live tree with the exception of our first Christmas together when I purchased a tree in a pot then planted it in our front yard after Christmas.

I chose to leave off the lights and to decorate with non-breakable silk Poinsettias because I knew the tree would be a great attraction to not only Snugglebug but also our three cats. I used a gold metallic ribbon to catch the light and add some shine to the tree. My sweet husband said it was "understated elegance." He's such a sweetie!

I'm thrilled that we were able to start this new tradition with our family. Next year...I'll take a measuring tape with me.


Araratacres said...

What a pretty tree! A live tree is the only way to go for me. It's the smell that makes it really seem like Christmas :). How is little guy liking it?

Cynda Western Felini said...

Snugglebug loves the tree! He kept gently petting the limbs, and he was walking all around it squealing! He helped me decorate too. He pushed in some of the flowers. He liked that too!

Laura said...

Love the tree! And you will always remember this one - size and all.

Tammy said...

I had to laugh about taking a measuring tape next year. I think your tree is beautiful and what a wonderful tradition.