I love starting family traditions with Jordan, and selecting our Christmas tree was something I could hardly wait to do! After doing some research on local tree farms I decided that Cinnamon Tree Farm would be the perfect place for us to go.
Cinnamon Tree Farm is so quaint and we were welcomed in by the family that owns it. After walking the entire farm we finally decided that this 7 footer was perfect for us.
What I have learned with each new tradition we start is that the first time you do something there is going to be a lot of lessons learned, and that’s okay :) When we go to pick our Christmas tree next year there are a few things we are going to remember, and I thought I’d share them with you just in case you are planning your Christmas tree experience:
- The person who is going to be doing the manual labor (cutting down the tree) should not be required to look decent for pictures. You’ll only end up washing their jeans three times to get the mud out. Next year Jordan will probably be wearing a pair of these, but he doesn’t know that yet.
- Know how tall your ceiling is before you select the tree. You may think seven feet will give you plenty of wiggle room, but then you’re sawing off the top of your new tree with a steak knife because the star doesn’t fit and you definitely didn’t register for a saw when you got married.
- Purchase the tree stand from the tree farm, just for the sake of simplicity. We purchased a stand at Target on our way to the tree farm but ended up returning it because the stands that the tree farm sold were so much more simple to use.
- Enjoy spending this time together…these are the moments we’ve waited for (at least I have).
Thank you for the wonderful memories, Cinnamon Tree Farm!