Holiday Bucket List- Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree Farm in Pembroke, MA

With the holiday season upon us, we wanted to share some fun ideas to add to your Holiday Bucket Lists this year.  And what better way to kick-off this festive edition than getting a Christmas Tree! 

The Christmas Tree Farm in Pembroke, MA
There are a ton of unique and fun traditions out there when it comes to getting a Christmas Tree. With this being our first Christmas in our new home, we wanted to start a tradition together as well. For us, cutting down our own tree seemed to be the obvious choice.  So the weekend following Thanksgiving, we did just that.

First we did the prep work-

  1. Pick out and measure the area for the Christmas tree to determine how big (or small) of a tree to get.  For our space, we decided a 6 ft. tree would be perfect.
  2. Purchase a Christmas tree stand and bow saw. There are plenty of affordable options available at Lowes.  Also, most farms will offer to cut down the tree for you, if prefer that option instead.
  3. Pick up one or two  bungee chords if you do not already have some, so that you can strap down the tree to your car on your ride back home.
  4. Finally choose a Christmas tree farm near you!  We picked the conveniently named- Christmas Tree Farm in Pembroke, MA.

We really loved the The Christmas Tree Farm.  As a three generation, family-run business you definitely get that personal experience.  Everyone is very friendly and eager to help or answer any questions.  Along with trees, they also sell beautiful handmade wreaths, ornaments and other decorations for the holidays.  


Cutting down their Christmas tree has been a tradition with Matt's family since he was kid. So inevitably, he took the lead in sawing ours down once we found the perfect one.  We paid $11 per foot for our six ft. tall Christmas tree.  Although you do pay extra for the experience of cutting down the tree yourself, we felt the money was well worth the memory. And we certainly look forward to making this our tradition for years to come!

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