So, for the very first year, we went to a real Christmas Tree Farm and cut down our own tree! And it was AWESOME! I always wanted to in CA, but it was so expensive. Turns out that here it is not! Great fresh tree, and super fun experience for all, and I think it was cheaper than the one we bought at Lowe's last year. Sweet deal! And, Grandpa Alan, Granny B, and Aunt Megan got to come with us to make the experience all the more enjoyable!