The Christmas Tree - A Lost Tradition
Is selecting and cutting down your own Christmas tree a lost tradition?
|A Christmas tree lot not far from us|
But, for the past 5 years we have renewed the tradition of cutting down our own tree. Because we live in the country we could conceivably go into a nearby forest and find our own. Usually you spend a lot of time looking, all you can see are spindly little things and what you finally bring home often disappoints. No, our choice is to select a groomed tree that has been nurtured just for that purpose.
|decorating the tree|
|All decked out|
What a great feeling it is to put up a tree that the family has selected for the holiday season.
The first photo shows the family discussing the tree we have chosen, the second is the first stages of decorating and the final shot is the tree in all its glory. Incidentally, in other years we trudge through deep snow to locate our tree. This year we have a very green and mild Christmas season but we still manage to maintain the Christmas spirit.