Cut your own
Beyond the gifts under the tree, part of what makes Christmas are the family traditions involving the tree. Sure, you could bring up an artificial tree from the basement, but you could also visit a Christmas tree farm, smell the holiday scents of pine and balsam, maybe take a wagon ride to the distant corners of an orderly pine forest and choose exactly the right tree to serve as the centerpiece of your holiday decor. Fact is, we have more Christmas trees in McHenry County than anywhere else in the state. Choose the perfect tree from a local tree farm, and make your Christmas a memorable one.