Tuesday, December 2, 2008

O' Tannenbaum

O' Tannenbaum

We started a family tradition of cutting our own tree back in NJ at a farm in Griggstown / Princeton along the canal just north of the causeway. We've been hooked since. Courier and Ives we're not but it's still a fun tradition.

We've tried a few different farms here in Central VA and LaRon Christmas Tree farm is our favorite. They are very close to Goochland, in Powhatan, and always have a fine selection of trees and a very family friendly atmosphere. They were closed a year or two due to drought issues so we tried a few others that were just fine too.

Just a little further away are Hanover Pines in Beaverdam and Nuckols Christmas Tree Plantation in Cumberland. I've used a number of web sites to search for the local farms and have found these to be quite helpful:
http://www.christmastreemap.com/farm/VA.html
http://pickyourownchristmastree.org/VAxmassoutheast.php

Everyone had fun adding their own assortment of ornaments to the miss miss tree this year. We had some new paper chains made and added them to the older faded ones. We've gradually replaced most all lights with LEDs and add new vacation ornaments every year.

The kids decided that the Geo Trax belonged under the tree and then put the village up this year.

2 comments:

HarryJack's Mom said...

Oh, NOW I'm in the mood! What a great family tradition, and I love everyone's additions this year. It is a magical time, and thanx for sharing :-) Merry Merry!

Missy's Blog said...

I've always wanted to go and cut our own Christmas Tree ... what a wonderful tradition your family has.

I love your tree ... it's so festive and I love that everyone adds their own touch to it.

Griffin had to have a "Christmas Train" this year ... I'm thinking it may find it's way around our Christmas Tree this year as well.

Lovely, lovely post!!!