Tens of millions of Americans put up a Christmas Tree each year. In a time when so much around us is fake, including Christmas trees, it's interesting to know that more people still use a real tree each year than fake ones. In fact, the number is nearly double (25 million real vs. 12 million fake). Of that 25 million though, a relatively small percentage of people actually go and cut down their own tree (less than 25%). It may not surprise you, dear reader, that the Chadwick's are amongst that rarified group.
Trekking into a snowy forest, locating and chopping down a fairly large tree, then hauling it out has its obvious challenges. But for those who have had the opportunity to do such a thing (especially on a yearly basis with your family), you know that any hardship is all part of the joy of the experience.
This year's journey to get the tree was a good time as always, filled with plenty of laughs and the warmth of family. Check back soon to get a look at this fresh pine tree once it's decorated and transformed into a glowing Christmas Tree!