ever since my family was brand new - we've always gotten real christmas trees. every year my mom thinks she's going to give in and get an artificial tree (so she doesn't have to string the lights each and every year) but i'm so glad she's never followed through with that urge.... going to the tree lot to pick out a tree, and than the smell of a real christmas tree makes the season 10x brighter.
and when in a christmas tree lot...... PHOTO OP. except sometimes it's dark and the lighting is bad.... so obviously you have to go back the next day to get some more 'insta-worthy' photos. #firstworldprobs
in a few days my mom will take down our christmas tree and vacuum up all the "pine needles." a little piece of my sentimental heart will break. i always hate to watch christmas go.