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Local family plans annual Christmas tree hunting trip to Big Lots

NORWOOD, OH - The Stratford family is well known at the Big Lots parking lot where Christmas trees are sold.

Paul Stratford, Husband and father of three said, "One of our favorite family traditions is buying our tree at Big Lots every year. The kids love looking for that perfect tree laying in a pile somewhere on the concrete. When we find the tree we want I pull out a little ax and pretend to cut it down and we all have a big laugh."

Big Lots 2nd Christmas Tree Operations Manager Darryl Holland said, "Gosh, we love to see the Stratfords coming. If memory serves me I believe we sold them a hearty Douglas Fur last year."

Stratford added, "I guess you could say we're a Big Lots Christmas tree family. We've tried buying trees from the parking lots of CVS, Dollar Store, and La Quinta Inn but there's something special about Darryl and all the folks at the Big Lots ."