Christmas Tree Shopping

Every family has their own Christmas traditions and one of ours is going to get the Christmas tree. Our tree always goes up on the Saturday in December that is closest to the 10th. Not to sure why, it’s just how we’ve always done it.


We live a ten minute walk away from “Christmas Tree World” so every year we walk down to choose our tree. Yesterday was such a beautiful winters day, perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit.


O still gets a little bit tired if he walks too far and as it’s mostly walking next to a main road it was safer (and a lot quicker) to pop him in his trike.


Once we arrived he was let loose to go and look for our tree.


Although trying to keep track of him in amongst all the trees was a challenge in itself.


Usually we’ve quite quick at spotting a tree but it took us ages to decide on one yesterday, not helped by O taking a dislike to most of the trees we liked. Apparently they were “too green”.

He did seem to quite like the one we chose.


Once our tree had been picked and chopped it was time to head home for an afternoon of decorating the tree, with Christmas songs playing and perhaps with a Baileys or two.

For us, once Christmas tree day is done the holiday season has officially started.


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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall



  1. December 14, 2014 / 9:33 am

    Oh that’s a lovely tradition – it must be so much fun to see your tree actually being chopped. I’m glad you found one that wasn’t too green!
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    • December 14, 2014 / 9:39 am

      Haha, he wasn’t too happy at first but we managed to talk him round! x

  2. Potty Mouthed Mummy
    December 14, 2014 / 5:40 pm

    He does look very chuffed. So handy that you have it down the road. The 10th would be far too late for me though 😉 xx
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  3. December 15, 2014 / 2:58 am

    Such a lovely tradition and great that you live so close to such a fab place to choose a tree from! Running around picking a tree sounds great fun! 🙂 xx
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  4. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    December 15, 2014 / 10:36 am

    Awww hes got the cheekiest grin! So adorable =) #TheOrdinaryMoments
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  5. December 20, 2014 / 10:51 am

    Same here. It’s one of our family Christmas traditions too, to choose our own Christmas tree, though we’re not as lucky as you are. We actually have a bit of a long drive to get to the nearest Christmas tree farm to where we live. But we don’t mind, it’s part of the whole tradition 🙂 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our little family to yours 🙂 #countrykids.
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  6. December 20, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    Picking out the Christmas tree is a tradition in our house too, my lot would get grumpy if we went and got one without them. I love O’s face in the picture of him with your chosen tree, I agree, I think he liked it! Thanks for linking up wit Country Kids.
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  7. December 22, 2014 / 8:32 pm

    You can’t beat a real tree can you? It always makes a great family tradition too x

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