Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Finding Christmas at New Hampshire tree farms

Stepping into the field at a New Hampshire Christmas tree farm is like walking into a Christmas dream. Row upon row of perfect trees surround you, along with that lovely fir tree scent reminiscent of Christmases past.

The countdown to Christmas is on, and our tree farms are aglow with the festive cheer of the season. Beyond a tree for trimming, you’ll find beautiful hand-made wreaths and garland, gifts galore, and unique holiday touches and activities that make each New Hampshire Christmas tree farm special.

There are family favorites, visited year after year for generations, and new discoveries to be made. Find your favorite New Hampshire Christmas tree farm – or pick one to explore – on our interactive map and make a visit this season.

Many farms are open right to Christmas Eve, ready and waiting to spread holiday cheer and create lasting memories!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas Tree Season NOW Open at NH Tree Farms!

Ah, Thanksgiving, a time for reflecting on the good things, gathering with friends and family, eating good food, watching football… and kicking off the holiday season! Our Christmas tree farmers are ready for the holidays, with fields filled with fragrant firs, handmade wreaths, and plenty of holiday cheer.

Head to a New Hampshire Christmas tree farm to find your perfect tree for trimming. At many of our farms you’ll also find Christmas tree ornaments, a pretty selection of decorated wreaths (or plain, if you like to do your own decorating!), garland, and gift shops brimming with something for everyone on your list.

Whether you’re looking for a simple cut-your-own operation, a mail order option to have a farm fresh tree delivered right to your doorstep, or a full-fledged holiday experience, you’ll find it at a New Hampshire tree farm. Check our interactive map to find a farm near you!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tree-trimming tips from New Hampshire

The first Christmas trees were decorated in 16th-Centrury northern Europe with fruits, candles and paper flowers. In the 500 years since, people have been coming up with new and creative ideas for trimming the tree. There are formal Christmas trees of delicate silver and gold ornaments, bright trees bursting with colorful baubles, and homey trees trimmed with homemade decorations and treasured family ornaments.

The most important part of decorating a Christmas tree is letting your own personality and holiday traditions shine through. In a tree-trimming rut? Well, here are some ideas from New Hampshire Christmas tree growers to help spice things up a bit:

* String a wide ribbon with festive colors through your tree’s branches as a garland.

* If you normally use small, white tree lights, switch things up with colored bulbs. Christmas lights are even available in efficient LED varieties now, so check out your options and see what you like.

* Pick a theme that suits your family’s style or that is reminiscent of the year just past. Love the beach? Trim your tree with shells and seashore colors. Excited for winter? Make paper snowflakes to adorn the tree. Nature lover? Figurines of birds and other animals make great tree decorations!

* Get creative and craft some new ornaments. Tissue paper flowers held by pipe cleaners are easy to make and add a pop of color to the tree.

* Bring a bit of nature inside by hanging pinecones or dried flowers on your tree.

* Spice it up with sticks of cinnamon wrapped with ribbon. Or hang candy canes from the boughs.

Of course, if you’re a traditionalist, you may cherish pulling out those old ornaments collected over a lifetime each holiday season. Some families purchase a new ornament each year to add to the collection, and we'd bet your family has some tree-trimming tradition that is followed year after year: popcorn and cranberries or silver tinsel or the special star for the top of the tree.
Whether you plan to follow tradition or break in a new idea this year, be sure to start with a beautiful, fragrant, farm fresh Christmas tree! Looking for a New Hampshire Christmas tree farm? Check out our interactive map
Happy holidays and merry tree trimming!