Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and while many crowds were inside the stores, the day also brought shoppers outside to purchase their Christmas tree.

"We don't have many traditions, unfortunately, but this is one we've had for 20 years so it's a great tradition and we do it every year the day after Thanksgiving," said Heidi McIntyre of Havertown.

Every year, Heidi McIntyre makes the hour and a half trek from Havertown to Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Mahoning Township with her family.

"Every year we look for a Douglas fir and we always have plenty of selection to pick from and we always get the perfect tree here," said McIntyre.

It's a Black Friday tradition that for the McIntyre family, and many others, kicks off the Christmas season.

"That's really what it's all about. You figure families are celebrating Christmas around something we cared for for a number of years and it's just very rewarding," said Chris Botek, owner of Crystal Spring Tree Farm.

The Christmas season is six days shorter this year. For tree farm workers, that means preparing for a few weeks that may be busier than usual.

"We opened last weekend because of Thanksgiving fell so late in November but it's gonna just compress a lot of trees into a shorter amount of time," said Botek.

The classic Douglas fir is the tree of choice for many, including Fred Sadak of West Hazleton.

"[They're] not as pinchy, the spruce spruce, I used to love the blue spruce but you can get killed putting them on," said Sadak.

And while there is a nationwide Christmas tree shortage, Crystal Spring owners say they're not feeling it. The farm is fully stocked with plenty of variety.

"We have a great supply of everything. We have beautiful wreaths and roping and grave coverings and more trees than you could imagine," said Botek.

Crystal Spring Tree Farm is open every day from now until Christmas from 9 a.m. until dark.