Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Selecting the Tree
I don't know much about running a Christmas tree lot, I do know it's pretty though. Every year we go to the same place to get ours. From the looks of things, it's a single family who runs it, and their house is on the property. Everyone is so friendly, no matter how cold it is outside, and we enjoy our annual visit.
I always wonder though, how much work it actually takes to keep that place up and running! There is so much land...and so many trees. I realize a good portion of the work is done on its own (the trees growing) but I bet there's still a lot of upkeep, care, and maintenance that goes into their work, and I bet it's year-round.
I went around snapping pictures of some of the different kinds of trees they had for sale. We try to switch it up and bring home a different type of tree each year. We've never had one we didn't like, but we have had some that were more fragrant than others, or that had stronger branches than others.
Hubby selected a Conrad Fir this year, and it's hard to tell in my picture how pretty is...I'm still using the emergency (aka el-cheapo) point-and-shoot I got in Chicago this summer when my camera decided to break down. The tree is nice and sturdy, holding even the heaviest of ornaments with ease, and boy does it smell good!! We also replaced our angel with a star this year. I like the angel, but little man's asked for a star two years running so we figured, eh, why not. :)
Our tree's not a sophisticated style, it's a homey one...just the way we like it. It's a conglomeration of ornaments that date back from when my husband and I were kids, until now. Most of the ornaments hold a special value or a good memory for us, and even the youngest of our brood is now saying things like, "Hey, I remember this!" :) Just the kind of thing that does a mama's heart good. ;) I think the tree is one of the best, best, best parts of the holiday season, and I'm happy ours is up and ready to enjoy. :)