Are you team real tree or artificial tree? Do you like a little of real and artificial trees scattered around your house? Over the years we have flip-flopped on the tree debate, but in the last decade, we have committed to a real tree. We don’t chop our tree down, like what you might see in an REI or LLBean commercial. That’s not my family. But, we found a family that owns a tree farm and every November they bring in trees for the holidays.
Colorado Christmas Tree
And the weekend of Thanksgiving we make the trek (drive) to the Christmas tree farm. Is there anything better than the sweet scent of fresh cut trees? I love it so much I always buy a few bundles of boughs to add to
just about every room in the house.
The trees are hauled in on a pickup truck and flatbed. The cut trees lean next to and inside the family barn. Barn might be a stretch; I think it’s a detached garage with a concrete floor. Let’s just say it’s the closest thing to a barn I have experienced in Colorado.
I snapped a photo of this red Ford pickup truck. This photo might explain my obsession with the trendy red pick up truck images on my pillows and dishtowels.
We usually stop for a greasy breakfast, with our tree on the top of the car. It’s a family tradition that includes Christmas music, cramped seating (we usually have two trees and boughs of holly). And, together we haul the trees into the house and configure the tree in a corner with the least amount of sunshine during the day. In Colorado, it’s not uncommon to have temps in the mid to high sixties.
So we need a tree to have a space to chill, and just let the tree and her branches settle into the living room.
And, with the lights on and the sunset over the mountains, it’s a nice time of year to settle in the front of the Christmas tree to take a moment to relax (or stretch).
Had a little fun with this photo! Enjoy the season! Are you Team Real Tree or Team Artificial Tree? #nojudgement