Cutting Down a Christmas TreeLike many people, one of our stylish staffers here at Tiny Prints recently purchased his family’s Christmas tree. Unlike most city dwellers, however, he actually chopped down his own tree! He and his family ventured to a local Christmas tree farm that allowed him to cut down the tree of his choice. He paid slightly more for his tree, and he noted that it wasn’t the perfectly shaped kind you can find in lots with groomed trees, but the experience was well worth it.

Among the perks of cutting your own tree, he cited that the tree was fresh and beautiful, that his purchase supported local tree farms and that it was a great experience for his family. The Rancho Siempre Verde tree farm he visited featured picnic tables, swings tied to big trees and even family dogs running around. He says that you could spend hours there, and that it was clear that cutting their own trees was a cherished tradition for many of the families there.

What do you think? Are you interested in starting a new tradition of cutting down your own trees?

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4 Responses

  1. krellpw says:

    At the risk of sounding like a Scrooge, my wife and I tried that one year when we were first married. Everything that could go wrong that day did. It was 40 degrees and raining. We got lost. What should have been a 40 min drive one way turned into a 90 min road trip in the backwoods of central North Carolina. We got the car stuck in the mud in the lot of the farm. We got sick form the exposure. Ugly. Very Ugly.

    I understand why other folks enjoy doing it, and I don’t begrudge anyone the opportunity. But for our family we agree that going to the local lot of pre-cut trees is best for us. Especially when we can buy from a local non-profit organization and know that our purchase supports the good works that they do.

  2. Jenna says:

    I LOVE cutting down my own Christmas trees! My family and I have done it every single year since I was a baby! Yes, its a lot of work but my brother and I have fond memories of it that will last a lifetime!

  3. Nicolette says:

    I love it! I want to do it. But my husband lives in China so I’d have to go cut it down alone, which might be troublesome.

  4. Meghan says:

    My family has been cutting our own tree for as long as I can remember. We head out to the tree farm around 6:30 in the morning and by 9 or 10 we are sitting on the back of our car, our freshly cut tree safely secured on top, enjoying hot chocolate, coffee and fresh donuts while we watch other families just arriving.

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