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Article posted: 12/2/2012 6:00 AM

Cutting your own Christmas tree a fun family outing

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A family decides on a Christmas tree during a visit to Richardson Farm in Spring Grove.

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Riding in a horse-drawn wagon is part of the fun of picking your own Christmas tree at Ben's Christmas Tree Farm in Harvard.

Cutting down your own Christmas tree can make for special holiday memories.

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Christmas tree hunters head out with saws in hand to find the perfect tree.

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If you want to add a natural element to your holiday decorations, a real Christmas tree may be just the thing. Cut-your-own tree farms offer a chance to find that perfect centerpiece for your holiday celebration along with providing a fun outing for the family. Many tree farms offer activities for children such as meeting Santa, petting farm animals, going on wagon rides or warming up with a cup of hot apple cider.
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    • A family decides on a Christmas tree during a visit to Richardson Farm in Spring Grove.
    • Riding in a horse-drawn wagon is part of the fun of picking your own Christmas tree at Benís Christmas Tree Farm in Harvard.
    • Cutting down your own Christmas tree can make for special holiday memories.
    • Christmas tree hunters head out with saws in hand to find the perfect tree.
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