Our newest Christmas family tradition is ... planting a baby Christmas Tree in our backyard. We will plant a baby Christmas Tree every year and watch them all grow. We read Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray on this special day. This is one of our very favorite Christmas books. It is a celebration of Christmas and growing things.
"At last it was time for Parker and Wilma to choose their trees. That night, across their yards, Christmas twinkled. Far away, too, in rooms they never saw, in places they never knew, five hundred and sixty-six trees that Wilma and Parker had grown wore lights and balls and tinsel in their branches--green balsam branches that smelled the sweet smell of Christmas."
(Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray)