Growing up in my family we went and got a freshly cut Christmas tree every year. No exceptions. Twice my mom was 9 months pregnant, but she was still out there searching for the perfect tree (which, if you didn't already know, is as elusive as big foot). We have many home videos of us kids trudging along in the mud or snow all bundled up and goofing off in front of the camera (or as we got older hiding from the camera!) We almost always went to the same Christmas tree farm. One with acres of trees in different shades of greens and blues. They have a nativity scene and some live animals you can pet and feed. It was always an event that we all looked forward to every Christmas season, and I would love to create the same fun memories for my children.
We've gone to a few different tree farms these past 8 years of being married, but the past couple we've ended up at the same one I grew up going to. I have a feeling we'll stick with it for awhile.