The day after Thanksgiving was a beautiful and relatively warm afternoon in West Michigan—the perfect time to search for this year’s Christmas tree. Driving to the Christmas tree farm, the girls decided to name her Emily. We wanted a fraser fir, about 9 feet tall, and we wanted to cut it ourselves.
The first farm had frasers, but they didn’t meet the height requirement.
The next farm had frasers that met the height requirement, but they had already been cut.
The next farm didn’t have frasers.
The next farm had frasers, but once again they didn’t meet the height requirement.
We hoped the fifth farm would have the one we were looking for.
When we arrived at the Bosch Tree Farm in Allendale and knew we were at the right place. They had trees of all shapes and sizes. We knew our tree had to be there.
Here is the story of searching for Emily, bringing her home and making her beautiful.
For more about Emily, stay tuned for news about Aaron’s soon-to-be-published book, The Sneezing Christmas Tree.