Do you cut your own Christmas tree, or do you put up an artificial tree? We have done both. The artificial tree has a few benefits such as it doesn’t drop needles, I already have it so I don’t have to spend any money, I don’t have to add water, and I don’t have to drive anywhere to get it. Those benefits are great, but somehow they don’t always add up to the thrill of going to a Christmas tree farm and selecting your very own tree and chopping it down. What a great family activity!
You can make this adventure educational if you choose. Have your kids research different varieties of Christmas trees to see which one might be the best choice for your family. Have them make a chart showing the pros and cons of each tree they are considering. They can even draw and color a picture of the different trees.