In partnership with the Christmas Tree Promotion Board that believes that making great memories and great decisions as shoppers during the holiday season is easy. Simply choose a real Christmas tree. Everything from the real Christmas scent to the experience of searching for a tree makes for a family memory no artificial tree can replace. Plus, trees are biodegradable and they can be recycled or used for mulch. Win-win!

Once the Thanksgiving turkey is polished off it’s go time: the search for the most perfect and fresh Christmas tree is on! Our own Red Tricycle editors divulged their family’s most memorable Christmas tree moments, from the hilarious to the endearing. Read on for their heartwarming stories and find out why it’s important for them to keep it real and pick out a real tree together as a family.

Ayren Jackon-Cannady, D.C. Editor
She never grew up with a real Christmas tree, but her kids beg her for one every year. Find out how Ayren’s “neighbor” convinced her family to finally ditch the artificial tree for the real thing. Read her story here.

 

 

Beth Shea, San Diego Editor
For Beth just the scent of pine brings back a rush of powerful Christmas memories. She divulges her Christmas traditions and why picking out a real tree every year is so important to her and her family. Read her story here.

 

 

Annette Benedetti, Portland Editor
Have you ever thought you found that perfect tree just to bring it home and discover it’s less than idyllic? Annette and her family did and her story is hilarious and relatable. Read her story here.

 

 

Karly Wood, Pinterest + SEO Editor
Even though she lives in Southern California where a white Christmas is never a reality, Karly takes the Christmas tree season seriously. Find out why the holidays are so special to Karly and her family. Can you relate? Read her story here.

 

 

Jesseca Stenson, New York City Calendar Editor
Jesseca had always wanted to make the experience of picking out a real Christmas tree a family tradition, but her husband felt otherwise. Who will win this debate? Read her story here.

 

 

Amber Guetebier, Managing Editor
Picking out a real Christmas brings Amber back to her childhood growing up in Nevada City. Discover how she recreates this experience for her son as they move from the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco to a small town in the Midwest. Read her story here.

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