This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Christmas Tree Promotion Board. All opinions are so very my own, and the experience was one for the record books!
It’s a well-rounded one, honoring chocolate gelt and latkes at Grandma’s house for Chanukah, and the bright lights of holiday light driving, or Bright Nights adventures. We visit Santa, at least twice, go on a holiday train ride, take the dog to the park donning Santa hats, and even ride a winter carousel. We see a holiday parade, decorate our tree, and try hot apple cider.
This was the first year that Scarlet wrote our family holiday bucket list. In her awesome seven-year-old handwriting, she wrote our family wishes and dreams for a happy and healthy holiday season. Considering all that we have done – and we have done a LOT – there was something on our list this year we’d never done before: “Go to the Christmas Tree Farm.”
We went the Saturday after Thanksgiving – a day after we fully get into our Christmas spirit – full force. Scarlet had a roller-skating birthday party just down the road from a Christmas Tree Farm we’d always wanted to visit, so we traded our skates for shoes and headed over to meet our family. It was everything I had wanted for my festive day with family.
How did we find the perfect tree? Well that’s a whole process always! Cassidy’s eye will usually lead him right to his ideal tree, no matter how hidden it is. Then we all four look at it from all angles – figuring out height, width, “puffiness”, smell, and strength to hold Nana’s clay ornaments. We usually do this with quite a few trees, but we always go back to the one we first looked at – the first one to catch Cassidy’s eye. Nearly all of the time! He has an instinct for it and we all love that.
For us, the holiday season is about spending time with our loved ones. I think this is the year we started a NEW tradition of picking out a beloved, real Christmas tree – which is a tradition that is embraced by families around the world.
The Christmas Tree Promotion Board is a national research and promotion program with a misson – to share the benefits of fresh Christmas trees with consumers like us. What do they want you to know? Well, this year they are encouraging families across North America to “keep it real” – with those fresh cut Christmas trees! It’s Christmas. We’re keeping it real.
Our Christmas tree is the centerpiece of our Christmas scene, and this experience will live on in our memories! Until next year, of course, when we make another visit to the Christmas tree farm. This is not something that can be manufactured. It’s the most real and wonderful experience we have in our holiday season, and I feel so lucky my kids got to experience it.
And did you know that a real Christmas tree is more than just about scent, beauty, and tradition – all of which are so cool? It’s also better for the environment because not only can it be recycled, but they are carbon neutral – meaning that they absorb as much carbon dioxide during growth as they will emit when they are disposed of.
For every tree cut, the Christmas Tree Promotion Boardstates that 1-3 more trees are planted in its place! How cool is that?
How do you choose your perfect Christmas tree?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Christmas Tree Promotion Board.