I remember going on sleigh rides as a kid growing up in rural Wisconsin. The fuzzy Clydesdale horses had bells that jingled as they trotted along the dark and snowy path, and the farmers who were hosting the ride had put up twinkling lights throughout the fields and woods on the route. My toes were numb, but we were happily sipping hot chocolate, singing Christmas carols and feeling the magic of the holiday season. Nowadays it seems like it’s a little harder to find places that will load you up onto a horse-drawn carriage, hay wagon or sleigh, but if you do a quick google search, there are actually many counties across the United States still offering the age-old Christmastime custom! Now that you’ve got the sleigh ride scheduled, you’ll need to take along something hot (or “festive”, if the organization allows it) to sip during the ride. That’s where GiftTree comes in! From a beautiful wool blanket and a bottle of wine to a basket filled with luscious coffee or tea and insulated mugs, this Friday’s Featured Holiday Gifts are all about the perfect accessory for your new family Christmastime tradition.
And better yet, we think sending friends or family on a sleigh ride makes a terrific Christmas gift. It’s a little bit of time to get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, breathe the fresh air and enjoy the holly jolly feelings of the holiday season.
Have you ever been on a sleigh ride? What do you remember most?