The opportunity to help a 7 generation local farm whom I have known for 30 years myself is truly special. Nicklas Farms was founded in the hills of the Metamora countryside by German settlers in 1880, and has stayed in the Nicklas family ever since. Andy & Bridget Nicklas and their 4 children took over the Christmas Tree farm a couple of years back. Starting each Thanksgiving, people from all over Southeast Michigan travel to the Nicklas Farms to enjoy a tractor ride through the hilly and winding countryside, the chance to pick out and cut a live tree, and a warm cup of coffee or hot cocoa, making Nicklas Farms an important part of the Christmas tradition for many families. We set out to design a logo and line of merchandise that fits with this heritage.