Picking out our Christmas Tree!

Chopping down our Christmas tree - Simply Lovebirds - New England Lifestyle Blog

It’s finally December, so we can post about Christmas, right? This year, we didn’t want to waste any time that could be spent celebrating the holiday. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Dan and I arrived at our local farm early to continue our tradition of cutting down our own Christmas tree!

Speaking of traditions, I contributed to Two Drifters’ Christmas in New England post where I wrote about our favorite Christmas traditions in New England! Check out the post, here.

Christmas Tree Hill Road - New England Lifestyle Blog - Simply Lovebirds

We have never been to this farm before, so we were surprised to see how much larger it was compared to the farm we went to last year. You could definitely get lost here if you weren’t careful. Since we arrived early, we had hundreds of trees to pick from!

Chopping down our Christmas tree - Simply Lovebirds - New England Lifestyle Blog

For the holidays, Dan and I love to incorporate flannel into our outfits. Rather than doing the obvious, which is to wear flannel shirts, we had cute accessories custom-made locally by Laura at The Maine Square. She did a fabulous job!

Kim and Dan at the Christmas Tree Farm - Simply Lovebirds - New England Lifestyle Blog

Dan’s bow tie is a green plaid with red accents and metal hooks to adjust the size. Whereas my scarf, which I used as a headband, is mainly red with green accents. So, we still match but it’s subtle and definitely Christmas-y!

New England Christmas Hairstyle - Simply Lovebirds

If you know me, you’ll know that I love anything personalized like my beach bag shown here. Since Laura’s accessories are all custom-made, she was more than happy to monogram my bandana. Look closely and you can see my initial “K” embroidered on one end while the other has an anchor. How special!

New England Christmas Hairstyle - Simply Lovebirds

Now back to Christmas tree shopping, I’m not sure why I would be trusted with this hand saw.

Chopping down our Christmas tree - Simply Lovebirds - New England Lifestyle BlogChopping down our Christmas tree - Simply Lovebirds - New England Lifestyle BlogChopping down our Christmas tree - Simply Lovebirds - New England Lifestyle Blog

BANDANA | SWEATER | PURSE (similar here) | LEGGINGS | BEAN BOOTS

Chopping down our Christmas tree - Simply Lovebirds - New England Lifestyle Blog

Of course, I stumbled upon a fallen branch of pine needles that had turned into this really pretty orangey rust color and so I had to pick it up. I wish my hair was this color but I don’t think I can pull off being a ginger.

Chopping down our Christmas tree - Simply Lovebirds - New England Lifestyle Blog

We found our tree! As you might have guessed, Dan sawed it down for us. We vlogged our experience but you know me, I haven’t found time to edit the video yet. Since this is a seasonal activity, I will try and post it asap! *Crosses fingers that it gets put up in December*

Chopping down the Christmas tree - Simply Lovebirds - New England Lifestyle Blog

BOW TIE | SWEATER (similar here) | PANTS (similar here – on sale now!)

New England Christmas Bow Tie - Simply Lovebirds - New England Lifestyle BlogTying up the Christmas Tree - Simply Lovebirds - New England Lifestyle Blog

Last year, we picked a super prickly tree that hurt whenever we placed new ornaments on it, so we were really happy to find this much softer tree to take home this year! I couldn’t stop touching it but at the same time I was getting sap all over my hands, haha.

Engagement Ring at the Christmas Tree Farm - Simply Lovebirds

 

Don’t forget to read about our other favorite Christmas traditions at Two Drifters’ blog, here!

Do you celebrate Christmas? If so, have you gotten a tree?

We received our accessories complimentary at The Maine Square but as always, my opinions are my own.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • You two look absolutely cute! Love the selfie you shared on here (and on Instagram)! Roan grew up in a household that don’t put up a Christmas tree, so I made damn sure we get our own when we settled down. We tried to get a real tree on our first Christmas together (here in the US), but we live in a carpeted apartment; the needles would’ve driven me bonkers! We might look into that when we move into our own house (with wooden floors)!

  • Your personalized scarf turned headband is so cute! I went to check out their website… and I’m really tempted but we’ll see xD

    I’m glad you guys were able to find a smoother tree and that this lot was bigger! I’m not entirely sure if we have Christmas tree farms close to where I live but I’ve love to chop down my own tree someday!

    Also, you guys are the cutest ok

  • I think it’s so cute that you had matching flannel accessories! They look so lovely, and I’m glad you got to pick out a tree. That’s one of my favourite things to do during the holidays! Enjoy the tree and your week dear xx

    http://mylovelierdays.com

  • Such a cute post and day you two shared! I never grew up with a real Christmas tree so it’s very interesting for me to see these experiences – the only “picking a Christmas tree” experience I know of is going into stores and picking them out, haha. Unfortunately, the place we’re currently living in is way too small for a regular sized Christmas tree so we’ll probably going to get a small guy or wait until we have a bigger place again.

  • This looks like so much fun! Your headband is absolutely adorable, and I love the tradition of wearing plaid. 😀 Such fun and so original, too.

    I miss finding the perfect Christmas tree. It isn’t something people do in Japan, so there’s nowhere to go for that delicious pine smell. Cutting down a Christmas tree was something I did every year with my family, so missing out on that this year is a little saddening. But I really love posts like this because it fills me with so much holiday cheer! I hope you had a less painful time decorating this year. 🙂

  • I wish I could pick out a real Christmas tree but alas, I don’t like them much for the mess and just all the way around trying to get it home and such. In the end, you guys look like you had a great time picking out a tree!