It’s not too early to begin planning your holiday decorations and how to turn your home into a festive Yuletide wonderland to remember. When you visit a local farm to get this year’s tree, why not also pick up all of your holiday décor as well?
Connecticut tree farms offer the finest, hand-made holiday decorations available. Whether it’s traditional kissing balls, native wreaths in all sizes and styles, evergreen springs and garland or fresh poinsettias and colorful door swags, you’ll find the perfect complements to your fresh cut tree. While at the farm, don’t forget to pick up some delicious, home-made seasonal pies and baked goods and your late-fall vegetables. Potatoes, squash, carrots, cauliflower are just some of the vegetables still in season.
Why do we decorate with evergreens for the holidays? The tradition is believed to go back to 16th century northern and eastern Europe. The Germans are commonly credited with starting to use evergreen trees for holiday decorations. Once the tree was trimmed, the excess limbs were woven into wreaths and other Yuletide decorations which were displayed throughout the home.
We’ve made finding a Connecticut tree farm near you easy. Simply go to www.ctgrown.org to find a farm nearby for all of your holiday décor needs.
Images from Glendale farms and Olsen’s Christmas Tree Farm.