When it comes to creating Christmas memories and magic, it’s hard to top a visit to a Christmas Tree farm!
Christmas tree farms are an iconic part of Christmas traditions that exist so many families.
The smell of fresh-cut pine. A roaring campfire to warm the hands. Maybe even enjoying a mug of hot chocolate, or a cup of coffee.
And then, above all else, there is heading out on the land to find the perfect Christmas tree!
Christmas Tree Farm Magic
Anyone who has ever been to a Christmas tree farm knows the excitement of finding “THE” tree.
Heading out among the mini small pine forests to size up the trees one by one.
Checking to see if it’s too small, too round, too tall – or just right. And then, of course, the family discussions of why this one or that one is the better choice!
It is a day that so many folks have fond childhood memories of, and now try to pass it along to their kids as well.
A Visit To Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farm
Today, thanks to the recommendation of one of our readers from Pennsylvania, we are going to take a little photo tour to one of the magical places.
Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farm to be exact.
At This Is My Garden, we love sharing with our readers the beautiful gardens, estates and farms that dot the landscape from sea to shining sea and beyond. And Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farm certainly qualifies on that front.
Fleming’s is located Indiana, Pennsylvania. Indiana, PA is a beautiful town of about 15,000 residents, located about an hour and fifteen minutes northeast of Pittsburgh.
Christmas Comes Alive At The Farm
Every year, in late November and into the December, the Fleming’s farm comes alive with the Christmas spirit.
With over 10,000 Christmas trees to pick from, there really is something for everyone.
Fresh pre-cut trees. Live Christmas trees, for those who want their Christmas tree to grow for years to come. See : Living Christmas Tree Care
And of course, those 10,000 live trees out on their farm, just waiting to be cut down and find a home for the holidays.
Whether it’s a Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir, or a gorgeous Colorado Blue Spruce, finding the right tree is as easy as getting the family to agree!
At Fleming’s it really is an experience.
And if you come during one of their Family Fun Weekends (November 23rd, 24th, 25th & December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th), there is even more magic in the air.
They have horse-drawn wagon rides, a visit from Santa, and a Christmas shop filled with Christmas items to decorate any home.
Everywhere you look – it’s Christmas! And you can tell by the photos that no matter the age, children and adults alike are having fun.
As our reader who recommended the story put it, “it’s just such and incredibly fun atmosphere to enjoy the spirit of the Christmas season.”
Giving Back To The Community
One of the great things about Fleming’s is their commitment to community.
Fleming’s Tree Farm has been involved in efforts to donate trees since 2005.
In 2005, the National Christmas Tree Growers Association developed an entity called the Christmas Spirit Foundation.
A Trees for Troops program was started by the foundation, and focused on donating Christmas Trees to troops, and military bases here and overseas.
In the first year, 4,300 Christmas trees were donated and distributed to five military bases in the U.S. and overseas. By 2016, over 193,237 trees had been donated to over 75 bases!
In 2009, a local Indiana, PA group committee was formed to organize an event for the drive. Their purpose was to sell trees to be donated to the Trees for Troops program.
In the seven local years of the event, over 2000 trees have now been donated to the program.
Fleming’s will host a drive again this year at their tree farm (1803 Fleming Rd. Indiana, PA 15701) on Saturday, December 1st, 2018, from 9 am to 5 pm.
The event features Santa, live music, face painting, horse drawn wagon rides and more. And even better, the chance to meet and thank a soldier!
Each tree donated that day has a special tag for donors to write a special message. It is just another thing that makes a visit to Fleming’s tree farm so special.
For more on Fleming’s Tree Farm – Check out their website at : Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farm
Here’s to enjoying your own Christmas traditions this year with family and friends!
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