Tyler and I got the most wonderful Christmas tree over the weekend when we were visiting my mom up in (western) northern Virginia. We went to the tree farm my family used to go to when I was younger, the Snickers Gap Christmas Tree Farm. I love going out in the cold air and searching for the perfect tree, and this year did not disappoint! My mom thought it was too early for a tree, but we kept our tree alive last year for quite a long time, but then again, she also prefers an artificial tree (ugh!).
You see, to get a nice coniferous tree, you need mountain air/streams….not river water like we have down in the Hampton Roads area. Last year, while our tree was nice, it wasn’t great. It was short and fat, but it did its job. This year, we hit the tree jackpot. We walked up huge hills and to the back of the lot to find our tree, then we looked downhill a little ways and we both chose the same Colorado Blue Spruce.
This is a cut-your-own-tree farm, so Tyler got to work with the little bow saw.
We dragged the tree back down to where they shake it out and measure it (ours is 7.5 feet tall), paid for it, and secured it to the car for its long ride back home.
We decorated it on Sunday morning and its the prettiest tree I’ve ever seen
Here are a few of my favorite ornaments on our tree:
How early do you put up your tree? Real or artificial?