Jordan and I haven't established many tried and true Christmas traditions despite sharing a decade of Christmases together. Every year has been slightly different. Now that Phoenix is here, I'm thinking more about how I want our future December's to look. Beginning with the tree!
We've always had a fake Christmas tree. My brother's have terrible allergies so growing up real trees were out of the question. When Jordan and I got married, real trees were considered fire hazards in every apartment we lived in.
Well, I take that back, we could have had a real tree in our Nashville apartment but I was pregnant last year and wouldn't have even decorated if not for Jordan stepping in. When I found out we would be moved-in to our first home right before Christmas, I immediately decided I wanted a real tree.
I'm not sure we'll always have a real tree, but I think for the foreseeable future we will make an event out of selecting a family tree. Nashville is full of little tree stands. There is even a farm about an hour outside of the city where you can cut your own down! That's something we'll maybe do when Phoenix is a bit older.
Due to timing and location we actually purchased our Fraser Fir Tree from Lowes. Our local Lowes gets their Christmas trees from Christmas Mountain Tree Farm (which is two family farms who collaborate) in North Carolina. Both farms have received recognition from the National Christmas Tree Association and won the National Christmas Tree contest! Who even knew there was a Christmas Tree contest?!
We waited a little longer than I had originally hoped to buy a tree, but guess what? When you wait until two weeks before Christmas you can buy your tree on sale! Yes I will buy a Christmas tree for $30!
^ Phoenix's faces are my favorite. They crack me up!
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