Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, I'm among the millions who live for the holiday season, begin playing Christmas music in November and only watch Christmas movies until February. I've already spent approximately 72 hours watching Lifetime holiday movies. 

If you haven't purchased a tree yet and you live in New York City or upstate New York, I recommend going to a farm to get your tree this year! Last year, when I was living in Brooklyn I borrow my friend Michelle's car and we went up and had our own tree chopped down at Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm. It was a fun experience, you get unlimited free hot cider (because it's FREEZING) and their annual Christmas ornament, which is different every year and makes for a nice keepsake. Everyone on the farm was super friendly and, as I mentioned, they even cut the tree down for you if you'd like and securely tie it to the top of your car. You essentially can just show up, point a tree and then they can do all the work for you, unless you feel like doing it all yourself. 

If you continue down, you can see more photos from the farm and of the final tree decorations. And again, if you live in New York and still need a tree, take a day trip up to Yorktown Heights and visit Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm!

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Most of the ornaments I used last year were plain since all my heirloom ornaments were in storage in Virginia, but I highly recommend starting or adding these ornaments to your collection if you're looking for new tree decorations.