On Saturday we ventured out in the wild to get our Christmas tree. Ok, so maybe we didn’t actually head into the wild Clark Griswold style:
We headed out with some friends to a local tree farm to search for the perfect tree. This is one of my favorite Christmas traditions every year! Growing up my family always always always had a real tree. And not a tree we picked up in a parking lot. A legit we-cut-it-down living Christmas tree. None of those fake trees either. We go real or go home 🙂 I know some people have always had fake trees but I just can’t do it. (Plus I just read some information about possible carcinogens on fake trees! Ummm no thank you!)
As mentioned earlier, most artificial trees are made of a material called polyvinyl chloride or PVC. Studies state that this is one of the most naturally harmful substances in the world. Moreover, the actual creation of PVC also produces a number of known carcinogens including ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride, and dioxin. Source
So we avoided putting harmful substances in the air and went in search of a live, breathing, environmentally-friendly ornament rack.
During our search guess what we spotted???
There was a random squash that obviously wanted to be a Christmas ornament hard core.
We left the squash and continued on our search in the great outdoors. After wandering around for a while we both found perfect Christmas trees!!! And the funny thing was they were right next to each other – Christmas tree neighbors!
And of course the guys had to show off their sawing abilities:
Picking up our “baby” after getting him wrapped up:
And on the way to the truck:
Since it’s finals week we haven’t had the chance to decorate the tree yet. But when we do I’ll post some pics!!! Merry (early) Christmas everyone!