The holidays are my favorite time of year. Although they can be stressful, I just love all of the festivities and traditions that go on. Or maybe I’m a sucker for the twinkling lights and holiday cheer.
I know it’s a big deal in most households, but every year during the weekend after Thanksgiving, we go pick out our tree. Last year, we tried something new and went to a Christmas tree farm in the mountains near our home. This year we went again, and it’s a tradition I really enjoy and hope will stick around.
The weather was warmer for a Winter’s day, and the sun was shining bright. I worried about how busy the farm might be since when we went last year it was pouring rain and we were the only ones crazy enough to still go. There were quite a few people there, but the farm is spread out over the hills so it’s not hard to find some quiet.
The White Fir trees that we love are tucked away from the main trees and if you don’t look hard enough, you’ll miss them amidst the others. The easiest way to spot them is to look for the blue hued trees scattered around ones that are more yellow. Once we found ours we quickly claimed it and headed back up the hill to pay and secure it on my car.
The drive home was just as nice as the drive up, but along side us on the freeway were several other cars with trees perched on top. I couldn’t help but giggle, knowing that all these trees are headed to bring cheer to someone’s home. My thoughts fast forward to next year, and what we’ll do then but they quickly return. I just want to live in this moment.
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?