#Reverb16 | O Christmas Tree

Picking a Christmas Tree

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!

Picking a Christmas 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.

Picking a Christmas 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!

Picking a Christmas Tree

Picking a Christmas Tree

^ Phoenix’s faces are my favorite. They crack me up!

Picking a Christmas Tree

Picking a Christmas Tree

Picking a Christmas Tree

“Do you like to write? Or do you want to get back into the writing habit? Or do you want to start a writing habit? Do you like to reflect? And also think forward?

Then come join in #reverb16!

A project where you write on one prompt everyday for the entire month of December.”

5 thoughts on “#Reverb16 | O Christmas Tree”

  1. Haha I love the one of him sticking his tongue out.
    We have never had a tree, or rather, the only tree we’ve ever had was a fake 3 foot tree we could sit up on a table. I always had real trees growing up, even though they were a lot of work and made a bit of a mess towards the end. Dan’s family always had fake trees and has allergies. Maybe next year we’ll get a big tree, but it’s still up in the air whether it will be real or not. Crossing my fingers!

  2. So fun! We got our first real tree last year but left Hendrik with grandparents because that whole rigmarole of buying/dragging into the house/putting lights on was just way easier without a 2-year-old around. But he had so much fun with it this year that I finally totally get the thing of making this a family tradition 🙂 Phoenix is getting so big! Such a cutie.

  3. We did the cut your own tree thing here our first Christmas and it ended up being a favorite memory…. because our tree was hilarious. It was the whispy top of a pine tree so it literally looked like a bush was in our living room It was super patchy so we cut bottom branches off and tied them into the middle with twine. It was truly comical. Now we stick to the Home Depot frasier furs 😉

  4. I am loving the tongue-sticking-out photo! Such an adorable little guy! Love the fact you guys go real – I would only tell you to keep an eye on any minor allergies from the tree that might affect Phoenix. I only offer this unsolicited advice just because we just got over Grey having a worse runny nose and sneezing than was associated with teething. I had to remove our real wreath and TJ swag to our patio, which looks just as cute. Just something to consider that I personally didn’t even realize myself. Merry Christmas!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *