Besides all of those reasons, my children thoroughly enjoy it. As do I. From driving back to the farm, walking through the many rows of trees with their distinct smells, cutting it down (which, the boys did all on their own this year!), dragging it out to the vehicle, setting it up at home and decorating it....it's all just very heartwarming to me and something that I plan to continue doing.
This year, we listened to the Nutcracker while decorating :) We all picked each ornament out, carefully choosing it's perfect location, while singing and dancing around.
One of many handmade ornaments hanging on my tree, this angel was a gift from a co-worker about 8 years ago.
This ornament was a gift from a very close family friend, given to me last year, as it was the first Christmas we spent without my grandmother and my father.
Another handmade ornament :) I love these! We couldn't find a perfect spot for this one so we hung it on the wall behind the tree.