Isn’t it amazing how a Christmas tree can hold such special traditions. Particular decorations, the day or time that you put it up, who can put the star on the top, real or fake?
I don’t think my parents put too much thought into the actual Christmas tree we had as a kid. It was a fake, but it was definitely not a good fake like you can get today. It was quite bare, but it meant that we could use loads and loads on tinsel to fill in the gaps. And I still loved that tree.
My husband always had a real tree and our first Christmas together when I walked into his family home I knew that I would always have a real tree. Because that smell when you walk into a home with a real Christmas tree, well, it just makes me happy!
This year will be our 8th Christmas together and it will be our 8th real tree. The last 3 years we have visited the Melbourne Christmas Tree Farm in Plumpton. They have trees cut fresh daily, or you can take a saw out into the field and choose one yourself to cut down. We always have a little wander around the farm at all the trees, but this year will likely be the first that the boys will be excited to choose. It is one of my favourite Christmas traditions.