Seasonal Rituals | Choosing the Christmas tree…

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Finally!  We have found time to go and choose our Christmas tree. One of my favourite rituals of the year, selecting our tree from the fields and then chopping it down.

I know I posted about an artificial tree a few weeks ago, but I really missed the smell of a real one, so I passed that tree onto my in laws as a gift, and we went back to our usual Christmas tradition.  Gladly…

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Much excitement… honestly you would have thought the boys hadn’t seen a Christmas tree before.  Screeching and running between the trees – shout out this one, or that one. Calling trees random names like ‘Philip Stephen’ (god knows where this one came from.

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In the end Charlie spotted the perfect tree – the right height, bushy at the bottom, with candelabra branches all the way to the top.  Just right.

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Dan set to sawing down the tree, borrowing gloves and a saw from the farm owner.  A few swift pulls from the hand saw and TIMBER!  The tree was down.

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Hurrah!  Philip Stephen Christmas Tree was ours!  I’m not sure on the name, but hey the tree is gorgeous, and I’m now starting to feel a little more festive.


 

Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog

Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.

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