Continuing with the holiday traditions theme from the last couple of weeks, this week’s Savvy Sunday topic is Christmas trees. Does your family get your tree from a farm or a stand? Do you used a live tree or an artificial tree? No matter what type of tree you have, I’m sure you have some sort of tradition surrounding it. We get ours from a farm. We meet my in-laws at the farm one weekend morning in early December and set out to find the perfect tree. Sometimes it’s raining, sometimes it’s sunny but it’s always cold! After we’ve found the perfect tree and cut it down we warm up with a cup of hot cocoa or cider.
We love the smell of fresh pine with a real tree and even though I don’t enjoy dealing with the fallen pine needles all over the house and remembering to water the tree all month, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t image doing it differently. Growing up, my family never had an artificial tree and since we live in an area where tree farms are aplenty, I don’t see us changing this tradition any time soon.When we visit the tree farm, we dress for the weather as well as the task. This year, Dickies outfitted our family (with exception of our youngest). Dickies has a great selection of clothing perfect for the outdoors. Traditionally known for their work wear, Dickies has fashions that great for active families. All of the items we received were made of quality, heavy-weight fabric perfect kids who are rough on their clothes or parents who try to keep up with them:
The Hubs— Hubs is wearing a long-sleeved work shirt similar to the one my son is wearing. Over that, a soft shell full zip jacket. He is also wearing a pair of Relaxed Fit Jeans. I couldn’t believe the weight of these jeans. They are really heavy duty and perfect for kneeling down to chop down a Christmas tree! Sale price these jeans is $19.99 — a steal!
The Mommy — I’m wearing a Basic Thermal Crew with a Sherpa Fleece Hoodie over it. The hoodie is super soft inside and out and really warm too! It comes in 4 different colors but I love the Teal Ice color of the one I received. I’m also wearing Relaxed Cargo Pants. I’m on the tall side so I was worried the pants wouldn’t be long enough but they were actually the perfect length. These pants weren’t as heavy as my husbands jeans but still a very nice, sturdy weight.
The Kiddos — Each received a pair of pants: Girls Stretch Welt Pocket Flair Bottom Pant, Boys Double Knee Extra Pocket Pant. Both pairs of pants have elastic button tab size adjusters on the inside which I love. My son’s were slightly too big so I was able to adjust them from the inside to make them more comfortable and keep them from falling down. My son is also wearing the boys Short Sleeve Twill Shirt with a thermal shirt underneath. I think the shirt is adorable and makes him look like a little mechanic. My daughter is wearing a Dickies Short Sleeve Polo with a thermal shirt under it.
The prices at Dickies are quite reasonable, especially considering the quality. My kids will, without a doubt, outgrow these long before they are worn out. While the kids clothing selection is limited and geared more towards uniforms, the styles are basics and can be used for everyday wear. I especially love the Double Knee Pant. My son has some pretty awesome Star Wars moves which always land him on his knees quickly ruining every pair of pants he owns. I’m positive these pants will hold up a lot better than any other pair we own.
Overall, I was really impressed with Dickies. I’d definitely recommend them, especially for families who are very active outdoors. Check out the flannel lined jeans and a great selection of jackets and more at www.Dickies.com.
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