We love the con-color tree that smells like citrus and christmas. But this year our tree guys are out, so we'll try a douglas fir instead. We take the kids out to a tree farm and ride out into the fields in a wagon pulled by big draft horses. DH and all of us scout the trees for the perfect tree, then dh and ds take turns lying on the snowy gound cutting off the tree with a hand saw provided by the farm. When the tree is cut we drag it over to some farm workers who shov it thru a bailing machine that kind of shrink wraps it. Then the horses and wagon comes by and picks up all the people and the trees. Back at the barn they drill the bottem of the tree for the stand and we give our $45 to the cashier. There is a place to get hot chocolate and warm up or buy already cut trees. Santa comes around to see the kids or drive the horses back into the fields.
Our kids are 20 and 24 now and now we take our niece who is 3 with us. I thought we could just go pick out something easy but the kids love doing it this way. Its cold and its rained, we've lost car keys out there and walked out of our boots in the mud. Kids have almost gotten lost. But the kids love it and we'll do it one more time tomorrow...
So what do you all do? I like the new trees that come already wired with white lights! How cool and easy is that? That is what I want after the kids are gone. My mil has a small tree she just covers up with a garbage bag and its the same every year!
What do you do for your holiday? Kimrst