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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Chopping the Christmas Tree down is one of my favorite traditions! If I wasn’t in the holiday spirit before, this activity really does put me in the mood. We have a local tree farm near where we live, and my parents actually know the owners. We’ve chopped our tree down for the last 3 or 4 years now and I honestly don’t even remember anything else. I know that prior we got our tree from Home Depot, but this is wayyyyy more fun!

This year it had been raining all that day, and we only had a little break in the rain to go get the tree. The rain was perfectly timed though! Having it a little damp outside just made the smell of the pines that much more great! Every year I think my mom is looking for something a little different with the tree. This year ours is a bit taller and thinner. We always look for trees with good shelves of branches and no holes. We like a good full tree in our house. Yes, we take our Christmas tree pretty seriously.

After we chop it down, we take it home and decorate it right away. While my dad trims the bottom and shakes it out, us girls decorate the rest of the house. Then once the tree is inside it’s my job to do the lights. I’m a traditional all white lights kind of girl. Once the lights and cranberry rope is on we start on the ornaments. Every year since I can remember my parents have gotten a new ornament every year. For like the last 8 years it’s been the new one Starbucks comes up with. My parents drink wayyy too much Starbucks!

What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Sweater: Forever 21 | Scarf: JC Penney | Jeans: Hollister |Boots: Hunter

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This post was originally published on December 9th, 2018 but has been updated to include new content.

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  1. Reply

    I love Christmas Tree shopping! Picking out the perfect tree and they smell so good!

    1. Reply

      Oh my gosh yes! Especially after the rain.

    • Anna English
    • December 8, 2019
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    I’ve never cut down a fresh Christmas Tree, but it looks so fun!

    1. Reply

      It’s a blast!

  2. Reply

    I’ve actually never done this before but it looks so fun and I think would immediately put me in the Christmas spirit!

    -Morgan
    The HER Chronicles [] http://theherchronicles.com

    1. Reply

      Oh 100%! It’s a super fun memory. and a great photo op 😉

  3. Reply

    Such a cute look. We don’t do real trees due to allergies. Our Christmas traditions, decorate our tree while listening to Christmas music and then we watch the Polar Express while drinking hot cocoa.

    1. Reply

      That sounds so fun! What great memories.

    • Em
    • December 5, 2019
    Reply

    This is such a cute look! Love that plaid!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Em!

    • Rach
    • December 5, 2019
    Reply

    This is so fun! I’d love to experience chopping down a tree one day. We always get a real tree but in the city, we get it in the tree lots!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    1. Reply

      We did that growing up, and then found the tree farm.

    • Lee
    • December 4, 2019
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    aw what a fun holiday tradition; it looks like you guys had a blast!

    1. Reply

      It’s such a fun experience!

  4. Reply

    Looks like so much fun! I would love to go cut down a tree at some point. It’s got to be the best experience!
    Caitlin
    LemonadePressBlog.com

    1. Reply

      It’s totally worth it. I super fun memory!

    • Megan
    • December 4, 2019
    Reply

    How cute is this!? I love your scarf! It looks like you guys had a blast!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Megan!

    • Stephanie
    • December 4, 2019
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    I seriously miss doing a real tree with my family. My dad and I were reminiscing tonight, because it’s been years since we’ve gotten to do this. My mom got an artificial a few years back, and I did that with my husband too when I got married last year – just to save money. But gosh, it’s not the same!

    1. Reply

      Yes! The price can be hard to justify. I’ve never had a fake tree, and I really wanna try not to.

  5. Reply

    we have never done this but it looks like SUCH fun!

    xx rebecca // thecrystalpress.com

    1. Reply

      I definitely recommend trying it!

    • Lizzie
    • December 4, 2019
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    This is so amazing! I’ve always wanted to do this but sadly we don’t have any of these nearby.

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    1. Reply

      Aw so sad! It’s so fun.

  6. Reply

    So cute! I’ve always wanted to cut down my own Christmas tree!!
    Xo, Kelsey
    http://www.petiteinherheels.blogspot.com

    1. Reply

      Ah! You gotta try it Kelsey. It’s such a fun experience.

  7. Reply

    Aww, I’ve always wanted to visit a Christmas tree farm and cut down our own tree! What a fun tradition!

      • justmoo94@gmail.com
      • December 15, 2016
      Reply

      You should totally try it! It’s so much fun!

    • Emily
    • December 13, 2016
    Reply

    That looks so fun!! I absolutely love your scarf!!

      • justmoo94@gmail.com
      • December 15, 2016
      Reply

      Thanks Emily! It’s such a blast!

  8. Reply

    oh my gosh you are adorable! I love cutting down our tree!!

      • justmoo94@gmail.com
      • December 15, 2016
      Reply

      Right?! It’s so much fun!

    • Serena
    • December 12, 2016
    Reply

    Love your outfit! Looks like you had a fun day! I’ve never cut a tree before!

      • justmoo94@gmail.com
      • December 15, 2016
      Reply

      Aw thanks Serena! You should totally try it one year!

    • Falon
    • December 12, 2016
    Reply

    I’ve always wanted to cut down my own tree! It looks like such a fun day!

      • justmoo94@gmail.com
      • December 15, 2016
      Reply

      It is so fun! Way more fun than I expected. You should totally do it one year!

  9. Reply

    I love Christmas tree hunting! It used to be a family tradition when I was little and now we go to a local lot to just explore and see the reindeer!

  10. Reply

    Looks like you had an awesome time picking out a tree this year! I love that you cut it down yourself, and not the guy in your picture. My husband cut mine down, and I wouldn’t have thought to do it myself. 🙂

  11. Reply

    I used to always cut a new tree down every year. It was a family tradition when I was little. Sadly I’ve been using a fake tree for several years now but when I have kids I’ll go back to the real trees. Cute outfit by the way ❤

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