Every year I look forward to the day my little family ventures out to find the perfect Christmas tree. Since I was a little girl, I begged my parents to go to the Christmas Tree Farm as soon as Thanksgiving had passed. My mom, dad, sister, and I would trek through the snow and rows and rows of trees, looking for the perfect one to bring home. There’s no snow in Georgia, so our trips to the Christmas Tree Farm is usually at the local nursery or the actual farm thirty minutes away in 60 degree weather. I remember my Dad stomping around with his hacksaw because we couldn’t find the right tree. It took me awhile to understand what the perfect tree looked like, but now that Brandon and I have been buying a tree of our own, I have our type down … Annabelle knows what she wants too.
Since Annabelle slept through our Christmas tree adventure last year, she decided to make up for it this year. Brandon and I spent more time chasing her through the rows of trees than we did looking the trees themselves. One of her escapes led us to the most magical tree I’ve ever laid eyes on. A 7 ft Noble Fir is what we brought home and it’s so beautiful it almost looks fake.
Well and Able sent us the most adorable dress for Annabelle. I knew when I saw the reindeer that I wanted her to wear it when we went to pick out our Christmas tree. The green peasant dress is perfect for Annabelle with its stretchy neckline, bell sleeves, and comfortable fabric. She could walk, hop, and run all over the place freely in the dress. The reindeer print is so precious, but when you look at the dress from afar, the kissing reindeer make a Christmas tree shape! I’m not going to lie, I would love a skirt in this fabric. Annabelle’s dress is perfect for the holiday season – whether it be Christmas tree hunting, meeting Santa, or even Christmas Day! I know she will wear this throughout the winter though – it is just too cute to put away!Annabelle’s dress can be paired with tights and boots, or if the weather warms up (like it does here in Georgia), bloomers and moccasins. Well and Able specializes in handmade children’s items. Each of their unique pieces is made with love and care. They also sent Annabelle an adorable tank top for the spring that is unique and fun. Right now the Etsy shop has a few holiday themed items for little girls in a variety of sizes. I have my eye on a Grinch Butterfly dress right now!
I love upholding traditions from my childhood with my family. I love how even though things have changed – where we look for trees, the weather, etc. – it still feels the same. Warmth in my heart. Happiness in my soul. Joy in my being.