A Christmas Tree Tradition in the Making

Christmas traditions are like the special ingredients to someone’s holiday season. They are the big, little and most importantly memorable rituals we do. Personally, I love traditions that emphasize family time and connecting with each other. Will and I have created a Christmas Tree Tradition that stems from our first Christmas together. With Christmas so close, I figure it is the perfect time to share our Christmas tree tradition and share a few traditions you can start in your home.

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Our Christmas Tree Tradition

At the beginning of this December, for the third year in a row, Will and I travel west to chop down our Christmas tree together. This year, our new Christmas tree tradition felt extra special because it is the first year we are living together. So, we didn’t have to do “rock, paper, scissors” to see where the tree would end up! And never again will we need to – woohoo!!

On the first Saturday of December, we headed west for our mini road trip to the Christmas tree farm. Thanks to Toyota, we were hooked up with a Land Cruiser to help get us there in style! It was the perfect vehicle to tackle gravel roads, some off-roading, and of course transporting our seven-foot tree home. My favorite feature of this SUV is the bird’s-eye view, which you can see pictured below. I love how it shows your position when you are parking or stopped at an intersection.

Our trip to the Middleburg Christmas Tree Farm is the first step we take to get ready for Christmas. With holiday music playing as we drove into the countryside, venturing to get a Christmas tree feels exciting, but also kind of premature. Every year I have questioned, “How it is already time to do this again!?” Nonetheless, this year we had beautiful weather and we were excited to be keeping the Christmas tree tradition alive.

Our Christmas Tree Tradition - Let's Go Places - SCsScoop.com
Our Christmas Tree Tradition - Let's Go Places - SCsScoop.com
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Once we got there, we travelled all over the farm for the perfect tree. Ironically, but maybe not surprisingly, this is my favorite part and Will’s least favorite part. So, since the first time we did this, Will has found it necessary to joke about how long it takes me to find the “right” tree. I come up with silly ways of marking them, so I do not forget them, too. This year I put trimmings at the top of trees I liked, which had the advantage of making other tree browsers think “my” trees were defective! Does anyone else do such silly things?!

After scouring through the whole farm, we found a perfectly full and beautiful tree. It was time to cut it down! Just imagine Will cheering, “Finally!!” Once we cut the tree down, we took it away in our buggy to be wrapped up before placing it on our car.

We drove off in our sweet ride and headed home, anticipating all the Christmas to-dos, and all the wonderful quality time to come during the holiday season.

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I hope this is a tradition we will be able to continue for years to come. It is such a lovely way to get enjoy the countryside and kick off the Christmas season. Now that I have shared our new tradition, I would love to know about your holiday traditions.

Do you have a Christmas or holiday tradition that involves traveling somewhere special? Do you have any traditions with your Christmas tree? 

If you don’t have any Christmas tree traditions yet, stay tuned. Tomorrow I will share a few affordable traditions you can start this year.

Thank you again to Toyota for offering us a sweet ride for our mini road trip.

Cheers and happy holidays!

Sarah Camille

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30 Replies to “A Christmas Tree Tradition in the Making”

  1. That is really cool! I think it is really lovely to own a real Christmas than tree than the fake one. I’ve heard the smell is amazing.

  2. Traditions are my favorite part of the holidays. We always go to the same tree farm each year. I would love to have the bird’s-eye view option in my car.

  3. We have a tree farm not too far from where we live. I never remember to visit and get our Christmas tree from there!

  4. Love your story! Reminds me of when I was younger, and my family would walk out in knee deep snow to cut down our Christmas tree. Now that I’m a bit older, my favourite tradition is watching the Victoria Secret Fashion Show with my mom and sister. So much fun.

  5. Congrats on your first year of living together that is so exciting for you and Will. I love that you make it your tradition to go to the farm and find the perfect Christmas tree for you both!

  6. What a wonderful afternoon at the Christmas tree farm! It looks like you picked out a very lovely tree. Happy holidays to you and your family!

  7. It’s so cute that you guys have a Christmas tree tradition <3 I can see my partner and I doing this in the future!

  8. I seriously LOVE this tradition! I would love to do something like this in the future. I just put up my Christmas tree yesterday actually and just putting up the ornaments makes me so happy. I love them all and it just feels so Christmas-y lol. I will definitely pitch this idea to my husband for next year. This is awesome.

  9. Having recently become parents to a little girl, my wife and I are finding that there is real value in developing family traditions and this one is perfect. The whole experience centers around spending quality time together, what a great idea!

  10. Wow, the pictures from your drive and at the farm are gorgeous! And I’ve never seen one of those carts that he was using to pull the tree. So cool!

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