Comments on: December http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 16 May 2014 17:23:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Jadah http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-327339 Jadah Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:37:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-327339 I just cut our first tree at a Christmas Tree farm in northern California with my husband and 4 year old daughter. And we did it the day after Thanksgiving. I don’t think I can go back to artificial after this experience. Check out my pictures and the tree farm we visited here: http://familysponge.com/travel/our-natural-christmas-tree-farm-adventure/

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By: LH http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-326470 LH Sat, 03 Dec 2011 22:10:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-326470 We bought a real tree from the boyscouts. The poor dad supervising said he’d worked a 12 hour shift beforehand and they were super busy so he was having to do hard work at the tree sales too. What a dedicated dad! :)
We have a 2 year old, but so far he’s being good with the tree. We put all the breakable ornaments up high out of reach!

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By: Claudia C http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-326003 Claudia C Sat, 03 Dec 2011 04:41:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-326003 Great picture!

My husband and I have been moving around and fresh Christmas trees were pretty impossible to get in places that we have lived in. Now that we are in Vancouver, Canada, PLUS with 2 kids (4yrs/2yrs) we are getting a fresh one!

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By: RebeccaNYC http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-325439 RebeccaNYC Fri, 02 Dec 2011 23:35:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-325439 We always cut a tree when I was a child, but living in NYC, this is no longer possible. We have a fake tree which is gorgeous, and I use pine scented candles to make that fabulous smell, so we’re all good, but this year we are thinking of maybe being very very minimalist with the decor and doing without the tree. I don’t know, I might cave.

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By: Beth http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-324407 Beth Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:53:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-324407 My grandfather owns a cut your own tree farm, so we always cut our own live tree. I can’t imagine doing it any other way! It just wouldn’t be the same to buy a packaged or artificial one.

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By: Lauren http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-324405 Lauren Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:53:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-324405 We always get a real tree, but usually just from a tree lot. I grew up cutting down our own tree though and I miss it. This year, we bought our tree close to home so that we could carry it home, which felt super romantic and Christmasy. It was unlike that beautiful photo though because it was almost 60 degrees outside!

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By: everton terrace http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-324196 everton terrace Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:19:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-324196 I’m so on the fence about our trees (we usually put up 4) because we are going away for Christmas and I’d like to avoid the task but it just doesn’t seem right somehow. Mulling it over.

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By: G. http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-322801 G. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 04:11:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-322801 Beautiful photo! Makes me want to live somewhere where it snows! And no, not too Christmassy, we’re getting into summer here in New Zealand! :D

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By: Cerise http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-322765 Cerise Fri, 02 Dec 2011 03:49:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-322765 What a beautiful picture. We are in the middle of moving, so no Christmas tree yet! Hopefully next week!!

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By: Dee http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-322732 Dee Fri, 02 Dec 2011 03:32:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-322732 We put our tree (fake, pre-lit) up every year the day after Thanksgiving. Thinking about adding a smaller real tree.

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By: Marlorie http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-322677 Marlorie Fri, 02 Dec 2011 02:57:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-322677 About to get our first real tree ever! Can’t wait!

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By: Christie http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-322393 Christie Fri, 02 Dec 2011 00:17:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-322393 Moved from Michigan to Nashville a few years ago and I still miss the snow covered lawns during December and a fresh cut Christmas tree. Thanks for the beautiful photo.

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By: Gita http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-322339 Gita Thu, 01 Dec 2011 23:41:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-322339 We’ll cut our own tree at a local tree farm this weekend. It is a happy, happy place. Usually in the barn there is hot cider on the woodstove, the farmer’s prize tree from the Big Fair, and candy canes for the little ones. If we’re lucky, there’s snow on the ground and in the air. Those of you who wrote that you felt bad cutting your tree, don’t! It’s environmentally friendly and the space that the tree farm/forest takes up is a wonderful habitat for all sorts of wildlife. (And our tree lasts for 6 weeks!)

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By: julie r http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-322264 julie r Thu, 01 Dec 2011 22:46:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-322264 our tree’s always up and decorated the weekend of/after Thanksgiving! i’ve already got a few presents under there because i can’t find places to hide them. :) luckily, my kiddos restrain themselves and don’t tear them open. :)

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By: Claire http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-322249 Claire Thu, 01 Dec 2011 22:34:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-322249 Being in Australia, it never really ‘looks like Christmas’, well except for the decorations and trees everywhere. It’s actually starting to get warmer – sunny days and higher temperatures – that’s when we know Christmas is coming :)

I would love to experience at least one white Christmas though. That would be pretty amazing!

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By: Jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-321983 Jennifer Thu, 01 Dec 2011 20:45:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-321983 I am so excited to go on our Christmas Tree Expedition this year! We are going to tailgate with potato soup too!

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By: Martha @ runninginmommyland http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-321908 Martha @ runninginmommyland Thu, 01 Dec 2011 20:24:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-321908 Everything is so cute!!!!!

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By: Kathy Ayers http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-321797 Kathy Ayers Thu, 01 Dec 2011 20:00:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-321797 By the way Gabby, where do you post winners of the giveaways? Not that I will win, but it is fun to look! Thanks!

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By: Kathleen http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-321790 Kathleen Thu, 01 Dec 2011 19:59:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-321790 We’ve used an artificial tree for the past 5 years–it was just easier with small children. This year we’re going for real again! I’m excited about the smell, but I forgot that we had to wait longer to set it up.

One year my parents took us to a tree farm to cut our own tree. We kept walking further and further from the entrance to look for the “perfect” tree. When we finally found it and chopped it down, everyone realized we’d have to make the trek back carrying a huge, heavy tree. Thankfully, I have a big family, and all 7 of us pitched and made it to the car. We never went again!

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By: Andrea http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/december/comment-page-1/#comment-321764 Andrea Thu, 01 Dec 2011 19:52:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14893#comment-321764 We’ve lived in rural Wyoming for the past four years, and every year we go for a drive up in the hills to find our perfect Christmas tree. (Five dollars for a tree permit and we’re good to go!) This year the snow kept us from getting very far, though, so our Christmas tree is a funny lopsided thing. It’s perfectly imperfect:). I grew up with an artificial tree, but I must say I love our new family tradition.

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