This year, because it was our last Christmas in San Diego, my family decided to cut down a Christmas Tree! I had been dreaming of this moment for years, so I was so excited to finally make it a reality. A fake tree always seemed the easiest when the holidays rolled around, but I didn’t want any excuses this time. We visit the Family Christmas Tree Farm in El Cajon (also listed as being in Santee) each year to take photos and wander aimlessly around all of the different trees. Because of this, I knew exactly the spot when it came time.

But can you actually chop down the tree?

When we first arrived, my husband still wasn’t convinced we would actually be able to literally cut down our own tree. He thought for sure it couldn’t be allowed and that someone working there would have to do the job. After some time searching to find just the right one, though, an employee handed off a saw and the boys went to work! Of course, our son was SO excited to be able to hold the saw all on his own and begin cutting.

Afterwards, we decided to cut off three slices of the stump. Our plan is to turn these into ornaments for our first real tree as a family! If you’re looking for a fun holiday tradition, I would look no further. The Family Christmas Tree Farm also has a small farm animal area, beautiful wreaths, and a snow-painted section of trees.

Christmas Lights

Going to this farm is seriously one of our favorite holiday traditions. If you cut down your Christmas tree later in the day, you can also stop on that same street to see the neighborhood Christmas light displays on Pepper Drive! Our family drives around this neighborhood each year, with our hot cocoa and Christmas tunes blasting.

Have fun, and don’t forget to print off this coupon for a FREE baby Christmas tree!






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