It's time to cut down your tree

By Beau Ebenezer

November 25, 2012 Updated Nov 26, 2012 at 10:27 AM CDT

CREVE COEUR, Ill. -- Many are keeping their family tradition of cutting down their own Christmas Tree.

Dozens got their hand-saws at Blank's Ever-green Acres.

The farm had hundreds of trees to choose from, including pine spruce and fir for those who love the scent of a real tree.

"They come because it's a real tree. They come for the experience of cutting it down and dragging it back, kids are along. But it's a real tree and you can take one of those Chinese firs. Those fake trees. Take that in the house and see what that smells like," said Blank's Ever-green Acres Owner, Jan Blank.

"We like the real tree because that's kind of the tradition and it supports the tree farmers too of the area. I think it's the most beautiful thing you can have for Christmas I think," said long-time customer, Betty Adkison.

Trees at Blank's range from $35 to 40 dollars.

It's $20 dollars extra for a tree stand.

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