Thursday, December 4, 2008

O Christmas Tree

As part of our first married Christmas, we had to decide what we wanted to do about a Christmas tree.  Both me & J grew up having a real tree every year, and we really wanted to carry on this tradition.  So... we stopped at a roadside place the other night to check some out and were FLOORED with the prices!  We had money in the budget for a tree, and this was something we both really wanted, but um, $70??  I don't think so!  Not to mention we had no idea of how long they had been cut.   (Every person that sells trees always says "they were cut yesterday"!)  

We came home and did a little thinking, like how badly we really wanted a tree and how much we really wanted to spend on it.  Then yesterday we called a few places and decided to go to a tree farm!  My first thought was that tree farms would be more expensive - you get a fresher tree and you get the "experience" of the farm.  Boy was I wrong!  

We had a great time picking out exactly which tree we wanted.  They had several varieties, all different heights, and a huge assortment!  They offered free hot chocolate, they helped you put it in or on your car, and just let you enjoy the whole process.  And, on top of all that, the costs were less than half as much as what the roadside places were asking!!  

Check out this site if you'd like to find a Christmas tree farm near you.  Or, if you've opted to have an artificial tree or go a different route, please leave a comment!  I'd love to hear what everyone else does about this.

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