Every year we go Christmas tree hunting in the forest to pre-select a tree.  On little Christmas Eve (23rd of December) we return and chop down the tree and bring it inside to decorate  for Christmas Eve.

Farfar planted the forrest a long time ago over the ruins of a German army barrack.  The spruce trees are now about 10 metres tall so we have our own mini Black Forest.

We walk through the trees until one ‘speaks to us’.  It is always long and straight with many short furry branches.  (Short branches are best so it doesn’t take up too much room in the lounge.)

We can now tick this ‘to do’ item off our before-Christmas list!

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