The Perfect Christmas Tree {at Swansons Nursery}

For the last three, maybe four years, we have had a fake white tree.  It's dreamy and lovely.  

You can see it here

.  I love it.  I bought it a few years ago when I was craving something different.

Last year I started to feel like my children were missing out on the experience of going out and choosing a tree.  But if you've ever chosen a tree with me, then you know it's a long and frustrating situation.  Then add Mr. Hedin into the picture - he was a forestry major in college and also a bit picky.  Together we can be there for hours choosing a tree.

This year I started bracing myself for choosing a live tree with our children around Halloween.  Maybe a little earlier.  I was not interested in spending hours at a lot trying to find the perfect tree while herding three children.  There's a reason why I love the fake white tree.


I found out about

Swansons Nursery's

new program that they literally call

Pick the Perfect Christmas Tree

.  Here's how it works ::

- Use the hashtag #heyswansons on Twitter or post on their

Facebook wall

with what you are looking for.

- They will get back to you and work out details

- Head into the nursery to check out what they picked for you.  Ours was perfect right out of the gate.

Not only was this the easiest tree choosing experience that I've literally ever had in my life, there are also reindeer at Swansons and a camel.  So we made an afternoon of it.  It was lovely.

It wasn't until we got home and started decorating the tree that I realized how exciting this tree was.  We haven't had most of our Christmas tree ornaments on a tree ever.  Literally.  Ever.  When ever we go on a trip, I buy a new ornament.  Something that serves as a momento from the trip and not something that has to sit out all the time.  It's been a really fun way to remember all of the fun we've had together.  The above glass Santa is from Venice.  Below is a streetcar from San Francisco.

Don't worry, the white tree is up too.

Tree ℅ Swansons Nursery