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The Great Christmas Tree Hunt 2017 | EH Design

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...

We have this wonderful family holiday tradition the day after Thanksgiving.  We go out to this great tree farm and find our "perfect Christmas tree". It has been such a fun tradition and I know we're creating wonderful memories for the kids.

This year the weather was just perfect!  In years past it had either been freezing cold or super muddy!  This year it was actually kind of warm believe it or not - it is MN after all.  

And it's not just picking the perfect tree that makes the experience so great, it's everything in between. When you get to the farm you're welcomed by Santa who is ready to hear the kiddos wishes for Christmas and Mrs. Claus who is baking cookies for the kiddos.  Once the kids have seen Santa, we grab our cider and cookies and head out to wait for the wagon to pick us up and take us out to the trees.  We all board the wagon and take a short ride out to the trees and once we get there, we're given a hand saw to cut the tree down.  We then run around looking for the perfect tree!  Once we find it, Mitch cuts it down by hand - which isn't as difficult as it seams.  We load the tree up on the wagon and head back to load it on top of the Jeep.  Once we get the tree home, we all decorate it! 

The thing I love about this whole experience is that we are finding our "perfect Christmas tree" together, making a full day out of it, and spending quality time together.  Part of me also loves the scene in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation where they head out to find their "perfect tree" and it ends up not so perfect!  Only our experience is much more organized and our tree usually fits in the house.  

We captured some great photos along the way and here is our final tree!  We also have our full Home for the Holidays Christmas Tour up as well, so click the link and go see! We are talking major Christmas decor galore as we have teamed up with 15 other bloggers to provide you the ultimate Christmas home tour!  

Cheers and Happy Holidays! 

Finished Tree

EH Design Blog - Home for the Holidays 2017 Christmas Tour - Tree and Gifts

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Finding Our "Perfect Tree" for 2017

EH Design Blog - Tree Hunting 2017 - Picture of Family on the Wagon to find the Christmas tree
EH Design Blog - Tree Hunting 2017 - Kids Holding Hands on the Wagon
EH Design Blog - Tree Hunting 2017 - Addi taking a Picture of me on the wagon to pick up the Christmas tree 2017
EH Design Blog - Tree Hunting 2017 - Wagon full of people to find the Christmas tree
EH Design Blog - Tree Hunting 2017 - Back end of the tractor standing inside of the wagon
EH Design Blog - Tree Hunting 2017 - Z's Trees Sign on Wagon
EH Design Blog - Tree Hunting 2017 - Kids and Dad Running up the hill to find the perfect tree
EH Design Blog - Tree Hunting 2017 - Dad and son cutting down Christmas tree
EH Design Blog - Tree Hunting 2017 - Dad Carrying Christmas tree to the wagon
EH Design Blog - Tree Hunting 2017 - Full View of the Tractor and Wagon
EH Design Blog - Tree Hunting 2017 - Hunter Boots, Buffalo Check vest and Christmas Tree
EH Design Blog - Tree Hunting 2017 - Christmas tree on top of Jeep at the Tree Farm

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9 thoughts on “The Great Christmas Tree Hunt 2017 | EH Design”

  • I love this! I haven’t been into Christmas lately. I am late 20s and my partner and I don’t have kids and my sisters and their kids are far away so when kids our out of the picture and your grown up Christmas changes. This is a gorgeous tradition though and I look forward to doing something similar ! X

  • I love having a real tree – but I have to say that I haven’t cut one down yet. Perhaps next year! Oh and I LOVE how gorgeous it looks with the ‘snow’ effect 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  • Your tree is gorgeous! I miss cutting down a tree with my family. I live in a tiny apartment now. My roomie and I usually just put up a 1 foot fake tree. I can’t wait to go tree “hunting” again when I get a bigger place! I love hte smell of a fresh Christmas tree. Now I just buy tree scented candles. haha. Less needles though. 😉 Your tree farm looks awesome and huge. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing!

  • Oh wow! This is a perfect tradition! I don’t think we have anything like this in Kentucky. We of course have tree farms, but it’s not the same as literally going out and chopping down your own Christmas tree!

  • I love this! We use to hunt for a Christmas tree but never had a place to put it after Christmas. So we switched to a fake tree but next we will be switching back. We now have land to burn the tree after Christmas. You picked a beautiful tree and decorated it beautifully. I found a tree farm close to me and can not wait until next year. Okay I can wait a little bit.

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