Vintage Pics of Chopping Down the Family’s Christmas Tree
Although more and more people are pushing it back by a few weeks, Thanksgiving weekend has traditionally been the time when families start to decorate for Christmas. They would use that long weekend to trek into the woods and chop down their own pine tree to adorn with ornaments and garland.
The tradition of cutting down one’s own Christmas tree remains an important part of many Americans’ holiday season, even though most people these days purchase their Christmas tree at a corner Christmas tree lot or use an eco-friendly artificial tree. As these vintage colorized photos show us, there is something very charming and whimsical about spending time with family in a snowy forest, searching for that perfect Christmas tree.