Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Christmas Common

We went to Christmas Common to buy our Christmas tree. I love the fact that the place is called Christmas Common, and wonder which came first, the name or the tradition of seeling trees there. It is such a lovely experience to buy a tree from there. There is a huge plantation of trees, so they are cut fresh and brought into a large barn. You get the chance to pick your tree from the barn, and then it is wrapped tightly so it fits into the car! There is also a beautiful shop for decorations. Each year there are different ones, and from all over the world. This year we found papier mache brightly coloured stars and trees from Kashmir. There are a lot of hand crafted items for sale, and all in good taste.
Happy Christmas everyone!