Christmas trees. How do you choose?

Christmas trees.  I never really thought about how they are a bit of a reflection on us.  Think back about how you decide to buy your tree.  Is it for the adventure, the hunt?  Is it to support charity?  Then, how do you decide which type?

Walmart North_web

Available at our hall and the two Barrie Walmart stores.

How do you choose your tree?

  • Tall
  • Short
  • Fat
  • Narrow
  • Fraser Fir
  • Balsam
  • Spruce
  • Conblufir
Fraser Fir-web

Fraser Fir


My family always had to have a tree that hit roof, was as wide and full as possible.  We were a Scotch Pine family.  My wife was a Spruce or Fir family.  That was actually a challenge when we were first married.  I won the first couple of years until there was a blight on Scotch Pine and I haven’t been able to find any since.









This year, I was surprised when I showed up to sell trees for the Knights and discovered the new choices.  There was the traditional Fraser Fir and Balsam.  Then I saw the Conblufir.  What an interesting tree!  It has a Scotch Pine type of look with the curled branches and yet the needles are shorter and not as hard.  I want to convince my wife to try one next year!






So, how do you choose your Christmas tree?

Barrie Council 1626 sells Christmas trees every year to raise funds for charity.  These funds will support many smaller charities in our area.  Please share this with your friends and invite them to come and see our trees.  Check out the new Conblufir!

No, it’s not too late.  There are many who buy their trees Christmas week so that they last longer in the house.

Have a Very Merry Christmas!


P.S.  What am I thankful for today?  I’m thankful for the work the Knights of Columbus does.  I’m thankful for the new Conblufir!  I’m thankful for Christ in Christmas.

What are you thankful for today?