This is the first year in my entire life that I have gone to a tree farm and picked out my own Christmas tree. Can you believe that? It’s not like I live in an area that doesn’t have Christmas tree farms – it’s actually quite the opposite. Over the years there have been many tree farms here in the Willamette Valley, we just never took the time to go to one.
Normally we will pick our tree out at a nice local lot and then load it up and bring it home. I’m lucky to live in an area that trees are fairly affordable so we always have a fresh Christmas tree. There’s just something about the smell and tradition that I love. I’m not sure I personally would ever want a tree that wasn’t real, but I can see why it works better for some.