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Wordful Wednesday: We Cut Our Own Christmas Tree!

kids with flashlights at Christmas tree farm


We had never been to a Christmas tree farm where we chose a live tree, in the ground, to cut and take home. I found the Family Christmas Tree Farm in east San Diego and I was super excited to go! We went the day after Thanksgiving.


Fresh cut Christmas tree stump with tree sap


They have a bunch of trees, 10 acres of Monterrey Pines in ground, and also some Douglas fir, Noble fir, Grand Fir, potted trees, and wreaths. We went at night, so the kids got flashlights to roam the tree farm and they loved spotting different sizes and shapes. Saws are ready for you to take and cut, and employees are around to help with whatever you need. Enjoy these photos from our trip!


Christmas Trees at Family Christmas Tree Farm, San Diego



Cut your own tree at Family Christmas Tree Farm, San Diego, CA



Potted trees at Family Christmas Tree Farm



Dad cut down the Christmas tree



Cute kids at Family Christmas Tree Farm, El Cajon



If you are in the San Diego area, you can pick your own Christmas tree at Family Christmas Tree farm in El Cajon. They are open until December 23 and do hayrides on weekends!

Have you ever cut down your own Christmas tree?



  • Awesome! I’ve had a fake tree all my life. I was just telling hubby next year we’re changing that and going to a tree farm I can’t wait! I love the smell and the way they look!

  • We have done this a few times and I love it! It’s a great experience to have with your family and it’s a lot better having a real tree for Christmas. Thank you for sharing!

  • We cut our own tree down a couple years ago and I LOVED it. I wish I had a truck or I would have done it again this year.

  • How fun! they look like they have some really nice trees. The kids would enjoy the hay ride. I have an artificial tree that I have had for years so I have never cut my own tree down but I bet it smells good in your home 🙂

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