Hundreds skip Black Friday shopping for other tradition on day after Thanksgiving

Families flock to tree farm

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. - This year hundreds of Hoosiers skipped the mall and went out to Boone County bundled up and took part in another holiday tradition. 

A day at Dull's Tree Farm ends with a haul and starts with a big family decision. Just about everyone has a different idea of the ideal Christmas tree.

"Probably a big tree because I can put more ornaments and more lights and I just think it's pretty and stuff," said 9-year-old Kate Jensen.

"I just like a full tree and not too tall because I'm pretty short," said parent Cami Shrock.

Families leave with a tree, but they come with a deeper rooted purpose.

"It's making memories, so they'll remember this for a lifetime, so that's a main thing," said Shrock.

The weekend after Thanksgiving is the busiest at Dull's with hundreds of trees sold.

"There are plenty of healthy trees to choose from despite last summer's drought, because the trees being harvested now took root years ago," said Tom Dull, with Dull's Tree Farm. "You can buy a Christmas tree anywhere, but you can't have the experience that you have on a tree farm, because we have things the kids can do, we have things that mom and dad can do."

Dull's is one of an estimated 15,000 Christmas tree farms in the U.S., and they say this year the 5 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas will be good for business

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