Lunenburg County, Christmas Tree Capital of North America

That's what the sign says when you cross the county line into Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Christmas trees grown here can be found around the world even in the United Arab Emirates! And every December a NS Christmas tree is shipped to Boston, a thank you gift for the people of Boston who helped after the great Halifax Explosion in 1917 A Christmas tree was sent to Boston in 1918, then revived in 1971 with a Christmas tree being sent every year since. 

Justin and Ben searching for the perfect tree at Mike Falkenham's Christmas Tree Farm. We have been going to this same farm for over 30 years to choose and cut our trees.

It is a beautiful spot, high on the hill. It was a perfect day for the hunt. Cold and crisp, not a flake of snow...yet!

We watched "Charlie Brown's Christmas" with the boys the other night, another tradition. Ben found a perfect Charlie Brown tree, we decided to leave it to grow bigger!

Grampa and Ben find the perfect tree!

Evan and Grampa watch the baler at work. Now the fun begins as we unpack the boxes of ornaments with treasures from years past and memories of many childhoods!