Making family memories this holiday season starts with choosing a real Christmas tree. From the scent to the search, a real Christmas tree is something your family will never forget, and an experience that an artificial tree can never replace. Plus, real trees are biodegradable and they can be recycled or used for mulch. Win-win! This article is in partnership with the Christmas Tree Promotion Board.

Once the Thanksgiving turkey is polished off it’s go time: the search for a perfect fresh Christmas tree is on! Our own Red Tricycle editors divulged their family’s most memorable Christmas tree moments, from the hilarious to the endearing. Read on for their heartwarming stories and find out why it’s important for them to keep it real and pick out a real tree together as a family every year.

Now through Christmas, share a photo of your family’s REAL Christmas tree memory-making experience for a chance to win $1,000!

Shelley Massey, Atlanta Editor
Her family found their perfect real Christmas tree, it was just five months too early and hundreds of miles from home. Read her story here.


Andie Huber, Spoke Contributor Network Editor
When Andie and her now husband started planning for their first holiday season together, she knew she’d have to compromise on a few things, but she wasn’t ready to give up her tradition of a real Christmas tree. Read her story here.



Gabby Cullen, Senior National Editor
As someone who grew up with a memorable tree tradition, finding the perfect real Christmas tree with her family is about so much more than a decoration.  Read her story here.



Mimi O’Connor, New York Editor
The places she’s gotten her tree and the people she’s gotten it with have changed over the years, but a few of her most important traditions remain the same. Read her story here.


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