If it were up to me I would have the house decorated the day after Thanksgiving. I would also pick up the Christmas tree that weekend as well. Needless to say I like to soak up the Christmas Cheer since the season feels so short. However with marriage comes compromise. Hubby likes Holidays to come one at a time with a short break in between. I overload him with holiday shopping for black Friday so I wait until December 1st to start decorating.
Then the following weekend we venture out to Grant Tree Farm a few towns over. They are over priced in my opinion but the tree lasts a really long since they are not the typical pine trees with small needles. These are more fern like, Leyland Cypress meant to last through Mardi Gras (in Feb.).
The tree farm also has tons things to.
Since we went on one of their festival days they had live music.
Also here is goats at the tree farm. They were a sight to see alright.
They have two places to eat. We wanted more breakfast items and picked up some biscuits and gravy served through lunch.
Then we are off to see all the different craft vender's that show up.
We were going to go on the hayride but mixing a long line with an overwhelmed toddler is not fun.
Up next is some picture taking of the little one for the Christmas Card.
Then off to pick out the perfect tree to tag to cut down.
Finally when we go to pay we walk around the gift shop and pick up some apple butter and syrup.
We like to make a day of it since there is little to do in this small town of ours. Grant Tree Farm is a welcomed and anticipated outing.