This is the 3rd year that Andrew and I have picked out our Christmas tree together and it makes me so happy. To me, there is just something SO special about having a real Christmas tree in our house during this season. The smell is AMAZING and just the act of going to pick out a tree is such a fun way to enjoy this short lived season.The Sunday after Thanksgiving has become our traditional day to go pick out a tree. this year I fully intended to visit a tree farm near by but it just didn’t work out so instead we went to Mulhall’s as we have the past 2 years. They always have an incredible selection of fresh firs and pines.The previous 2 years we chose a small trees (5 feet and under) as they just seemed fitting for our little house. While I loved having those little trees I really wanted to get a large “full size” tree. We walked around trying to find the perfect one, still debating on size, and then I finally convinced Andrew we should get one around 6-7ft. We found one that looked picture perfect and it truly is. I’m going to admit though, I miss the little trees. The one we picked out is beautiful but it really does seem like a little much for our small house, but I love it none the less.Not only do I love going to pick out a tree but I enjoy pulling out our ornaments and spending the evening decorated together. Especially as we put up the ornaments we collect on our travels together.I will admit that the needles of the real tree drive me bonkers as they begin to slowly shed, but there is something so wonderful about having a real tree. I love the look, the adventure picking one out and the wonderful smell that then fills the house.
I know this is a tradition that will continue for us year after year.