Farmer Turns Entire Field Into The Biggest Christmas Card You’ve Ever Seen

Christmas is the time of year to be cheerful and festive, and a huge part of the holidays involves sharing that cheer with others. It can be doing something simple and small, like sending a Christmas card to friends far away or singing some Christmas carols with your children.

Some people go a little bigger. That is exactly what farmer Dan Prunty from South Dakota did. He went big. He wanted to send a Christmas message far and wide that would bring a little holiday cheer everywhere it reached.

The caption to his video would proclaim:

“So, what do you get when you mix a tractor, a drone, and 10 inches of snow? A TWO ACRE MERRY CHRISTMAS! Hopefully, Santa will see it when he flies over on Christmas Eve!”

Photo Credit: Prunty Farms

Snow Art in Progress

Dan waited until there was enough snow on the ground to set his plan into action. His son, Adam, was the only one who knew what Dan was up to, but the nation would end up enthralled with the results. Maybe we’re not the only ones who love what tractors can do!

His son sent a drone into the air to film his dad’s efforts as he twisted and turned on his tractor to carve the message in the snow with his John Deere 6400 tractor. The entire message covered over two acres of land.

Adam did a dry-run first and then his dad drove the tractor while he filmed everything with the drone.

Photo Credit: Prunty Farms

Merry Christmas!

They originally made the snow art as a way to say “Merry Christmas” to friends and family far away, but many across the country loved the artwork as well and the video went viral.

Photo Credit: Prunty Farms

Many people in the comments were happy that Dan used the phrase “Merry Christmas” instead of something more generic like “Happy Holidays.” For many, it’s nice to hear (or in this case, see) the traditional greeting making a comeback. It seems perfect that the classic phrase was written with a classic tractor brand.

Dan’s effort to spread holiday cheer certainly paid off this holiday season. On the next page, check out the video of the entire thing!



  • Wow! Heck I feel good when I just drive in a straight line!

  • Awesome tractor driving! But how did the tractor get back into the “Christmas ” track after the message was finished without leaving any entrance tracks? Did the drone put the tractor there? Did Santa put it there? Is it a Christmas miracle? Ho Ho How?

  • Merry Christmas to one and all. Hats off to the snow artist.

  • It is beautiful, and a wonderful visual present.
    Wish I could try it here in southern Arizona!

  • May you have a blissed CHRISTMAS,as we celebrate HIS birth. We wish for you and yours a wonderful new year.

  • Well done. I would be happy with “Happy Holiday” given the origin of the word “holiday” meant “Holy day” and at the time it came into being “Holy days” were the only time off work. What we now call “holidays” are vacation or recreation leave.

  • Just give us a drone picture showing the whole thing. You can’t even read it from your pics!

  • It took a lot of time and effort to create this for our pleasure, so I thank you for your gift to us.

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

  • This is so cool! The celebration is the birth of our savior! The John Deere makes it a part of America and it’s wonderful people. Nice Job!

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