a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Christmas Tree Promotion Board.
quality time spent with family. Christmas is about traditions that you
make with your family and loved ones over the years. And at the center of
it all is the beloved, real, Christmas tree. But what do you do when your
family grows and changes?
are no longer with us? This is our family. Our children are now
grown. Our daughter and her husband live in Oregon and our son is in his second
year of college in Virginia.
attended the Christmas Tree Promotion Board Live Event at our local tree farm in New York.
We cut down our
Christmas tree for the first time in 12 years and we included my brother and
his daughter Gracie.
we did as a family when our children were little. It was always something
we looked forward to doing every year. It was a tradition in our
household until we moved to Pennsylvania and life got busy.
deployments over the past 12 years also made it hard to keep up with the
tradition of a visit to the tree farm. But
every year my husband and I would reminisce about how much fun it was taking
the kids to the tree farm to cut our tree.
quality time spent with family and friends and just as the Christmas tree acts
as the centerpiece in beloved, nostalgic Christmas scenes, it is not something
that can be manufactured. It’s Christmas, Keep it Real. Let
me share with you all about our day at the Christmas tree farm last
history of the farm and the benefits of cutting your own Christmas tree.
Christmas tree looking fresh for the rest of the month.
was a beautiful spot to sit and look out over the farm.
in our house again after all these years! The smell is incredible!
And there really is nothing like the look of a real tree at Christmas.
It just looks prettier. We’ll put the decorations on when our son
comes home from college next week. Another new tradition to start for our
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