Oh my gosh, you guys! You all know I work for Hallmark and I am super pumped that they are sponsoring this post cause I’m so excited to tell you guys about their new Fresh Cut Christmas trees that they ship right to your front door! As you guys know, I’m absolutely over the moon about decorating our house for Christmas this year! And we started early. I had a bunch of Christmas decorations up before Halloween. Ha! There’s just something about Christmas decorations that make home feel so much more cozy! Anyway, after we had put up some decorations I felt like something was missing. And I finally realized after a couple weeks with that missing thing was. Our home didn’t smell like a real Christmas pine tree! You know how some smells and sounds can take you right back to a special time in your life? Well for me, the smell of a fresh pine tree takes me back to when I was a kid. We always got a real tree in our house and every time I smell one I feel like I’m 10 years old again at my parents house.
And Kevin was missing that smell too! So at first we just bought some pine scented candles and lit them around the house and that helped but it’s just not the same as the real thing! So we decided that we wanted to get a real tree! We looked into some places that sell them in our city and thought about going to pick one up. However, we didn’t have any other supplies necessary to strap it to the top of our car. Even if we went and bought them, the idea of doing that and potentially scratching up the roof of our cars wasn’t my favorite idea. And the main reason we didn’t want to do it is because we have a two-year-old and a six-month-old and going and getting a tree, tying it to the roof of our car, and getting it in our house seemed like such a huge ordeal with our two little ones. I know some people like to go cut down their own trees but there isn’t anything like that where we live and again, that’s something you have to have the time and resources to do. Luckily, I soon discovered Hallmark’s Fresh Cut Christmas Trees on Amazon! I work for Hallmark Channel and I can’t believe I didn’t even know about this! And the fact that I didn’t know made me think maybe a lot of you didn’t know so I’m so excited to share it with you guys! I’ve always known you can get a lot of stuff on Amazon, but selling fresh cut Christmas trees is absolutely genius! Basically they sell a bunch of different kinds including Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, Fraser Fir, and Spruce Snow Tip trees. (We got the Fraser Fir) They ship for free! The absolute best part is that each tree comes from family Christmas tree farms in the USA. I love that you can bring something into your home for your family to enjoy and also support family farmers all around our country!
Oh my gosh, and another awesome thing about it is every single tree is hand selected and freshly cut 4-7 days prior to being shipped to you. The reason I think this is so awesome is that I remember one year our family went and got a tree from a pop up shop that was selling them in our town, and a couple weeks later it was completely dead! Well before Christmas! And I think that’s because the people probably cut it down weeks before we bought it and it was sitting on the lot. The cool thing about these Hallmark fresh trees is that because they are freshly cut 4-7 days prior to shipping, you know it’s going to last you til Christmas!
So anyway, I ordered a tree for our master bedroom! I love decorating for the holidays throughout the whole house, not just one room. I didn’t know what to expect when I ordered the tree, but when it arrived at my doorstep (along with the fresh garland I ordered) I was able to easily carry the box upstairs to our bedroom. What I immediately noticed is how great it was to have the tree contained in the box while transporting it through my house. Heck yes to no pine needles all over the home and having to vacuum them all up! And bonus, it comes with “tree food” (tree preservative) and a tree removal bag so you can easily remove it from your house after the season is over – without getting pine needles throughout! They really thought of everything. FYI, the wreath on my door in these pics is a fresh pine wreath from Hallmark too! It smells sooooo good.
I took the tree out of the box in our bedroom and the entire room instantly smelled like Christmas! It smelled like home! The next day Molly and I started decorating it with my Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. I’ve been collecting Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments for almost 15 YEARS now! I started the fairy series 14 years ago when my ex-boyfriend’s mother gave me one for Christmas. Ha! Now here I am 14 years later and I still have to have every fairy in the series, they release a new one every year, and I started ornament collections for my kids. The year I was pregnant with Molly I started a collection for her. And I’m starting a collection of cute little vintage cars for Riley this year! In addition to fresh-cut Christmas trees, Hallmark offers an entire line of cards, ornaments and gift wrap on Amazon, so you can get everything you need to deck the halls with one click!
Anyway, I just had such a great experience with the tree that I wanted to share that experience with all of you! What do you love most about Christmas? The smells? The food? The decorations? All of the above?! Tell me in the comments below! I love hearing all of your stories.