December's Season of Celebrations & Sharing: Pick-Your-Own Christmas Tree

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We are picking our own Christmas tree this year - Christmas Tree Farms in Central Maryland

For almost a decade now my husband and I (joined by our daughters the last 5 years) have been setting up our pretty but fake Christmas tree. It wasn't a fake-fake looking tree plus it had some pretty neat-looking multicolored lights - but it was still fake.

This year will be different. Our pretty-but-fake tree saw its last Christmas last year because it decided to just stop being pretty - or maybe our Saint Bernhard who was still with us then had something to do with it. I'm not sure but in any case we do not have a fake tree anymore.

I'm excited to go out and pick a real tree this year. We could just stop at the roadside stand down the street but that wouldn't make for a very memorable trip. I want the whole experience:

bundle up, take the camera, drive to the farm, walk around (while it suddenly but magically starts snowing), have a hard time making a decision, take awhile to figure out how to secure to roof & safely transport it home, finally make it home hours later, enjoy some hot cocoa by the fireplace and admire pretty and real tree!

That's the plan anyway. Now we just need to decide on which Christmas-tree farm in Maryland to visit. We narrowed it down to the following 3 choices  - in random order:

1) Pine Valley Farms: 1150 Fannie Dorsey Rd., Sykesville, MD 21784

2) TLV Tree Farm (Triadelphia Lake View Farm): 15155 Triadelphia Mill Rd.,
    Glenelg, MD 21737

3) Gaver Tree Farm: 5501 Detrick Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Click here for more pick-your-own-Christmas-tree-farms in Central Maryland.

Deciding on a real tree this year is really about the time we can spend as a family and create some fun memories - and if we have a blast (how could we not?!) we might just be turning it into a family tradition. A fake tree can be really pretty and is low maintenance for sure but the trip to Lowe's or Michael's is just not one for the scrapbooks.

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ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~ LIVING MARYLAND BLIPS

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Okay Andrea, this post is so much more cleansing and refreshing than the "one that got away". Phew.  Have a wonderful time on this family adventure to find just the perfect tree for you.

December 10, 2011 09:04 AM
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WE were going to do that this year, but family issues got in the way.  It is always a great time!

December 10, 2011 01:16 PM
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Andrea, I hope you have that perfect day dream about getting your tree. It's wonderful having a real tree in the house. Sending you happy Christmas Tree thoughts and sugar plum dreams for the kids. Happy Holidays!

December 10, 2011 03:17 PM
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Andrea,

            Down here in Florida they pretty much truck the trees in. My wife and I are from up-state New York...snow country! We were spoiled up there. The trees that you could get and their availability was good. Moreover you could find nice ones. We always went and cut one every year. It was a good family tradition and I know all are kids have it fixed in their memories. We have been living here in Florida for about twelve years now. We have always been disappointed with the Christmas trees that you can get down here. The biggest thing for us was to learn that different ares of the country have their own beauty which is unique only to that state or area. For example, in Arizona I am sure they decorate their cactus "trees", while here in Florida we decorate our Palm trees. Our Palm trees look like gigantic candy canes.

Spectacular in it's own way, Florida is unique. I miss the tradition of getting that tree up home. I hope you find a wonderful tree and create fond memories...Merry Christmas!...Wayne

December 10, 2011 03:47 PM
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Hi Pamela: Thank you! I'll definitely have to read up on the do's and dont's with a real tree - it's been too long!

Hi Mona: We are planning on it! We'll just have to wait another week until the family is united again!

Hi Randy: I'm so looking forward to it - it's a first for my little family but my daughter is already talking non-stop about it!

Hi Jeanean: As long as we are doing this together, it will be a wonderful time for sure! Happy Holidays to you!

Hi Wayne: Thank you for the pictures! My oldest would LOVE that - a pink tree! I understand what you mean. I miss a lot of the German Christmas traditions but try to keep as much of it going as I can. On the other hand I had to learn to embrace the traditions here, too, but they are just as beautiful (except having to wait until Christmas morning to open the presents, that's a tough one :-)

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