Our first weekend selling Christmas trees is now over. Not a bad start. We sold 10 trees ranging in height from 4 feet to 15 feet; the 15 footer was for a local church. I did another walk about to inventory the tags and counted 14, even after several people came to pick up trees they previously tagged.
Yesterday was the busiest. Didn't have a steady stream of customers, but had an interesting mix of people. One family brought their German foreign exchange student with them. I learned in Germany only the adults go out in search of the Christmas tree, and while the children sleep, the adults bring the tree into the house and decorate it. The next morning the children are told the tree was brought and decorated by angels. :) That's pretty cool. The exchange student was delighted to take part in her host family's tradition; watching her face I got the sense she felt honored to participate. Such are the sweet moments of life!
I really got a kick out of watching and listening to the children as they covorted around the trees. Oh, to tap their energy and enthusiasm! It really put me into the spirit of the season, being around that youthful energy so alive and excited about the experience of finding the family Christmas tree. One little boy was extremely excited to find his Christmas tree growing just a few blocks away from his home. From the mouths of babes.