Is there any holiday tradition more cheer-inducing than putting up the Christmas tree? There's no better way to welcome the holiday season than decorating the tree with a cup of hot cocoa.
If you're on the fence about whether to get a fake or real tree this year, we can help. Keep reading to find if an artificial Christmas tree is right for your family.
Pros of an Artificial Christmas Tree
There are many benefits of an artificial Christmas tree this holiday season. Let's take a closer look at some of the most convincing advantages.
An artificial Christmas tree can be set up year after year. You will only need to pay for it once and then use it for decades. Though the initial cost may be higher than a real tree, your investment pays off in the long run.
You don't need to water an artificial tree, making set-up and up-keep an absolute breeze. It's easy to forget to water a real tree, which can lead to devastating fires if it becomes too dry.
A fake tree can be set up and forgotten about until after the holidays. There's no need to sweep up needles or worry about finding them lodged in your carpet well into the spring.
Plus, you won't need to worry about disposal once the holidays are over. This can make a big mess and become an inconvenience. An artificial tree can be taken down and packed away in minutes.
Won't Cause Allergic Reactions
If you're one of the 2.7 million Australians with asthma, you may want to rethink a real tree.
Christmas Tree Syndrome is a real respiratory sickness that causes symptoms similar to hay fever. It can also trigger asthma attacks.
The reaction is caused by the mould growth and pollen on real trees. Studies show that mould levels rise the longer the tree sits in your home.
Easy to Tailor to Your Tastes
Artificial Christmas trees have come a long way in the last decade. You can now buy different tree varieties, sizes, and styles to suit your tastes and living space.
Meredith from The Happy Christmas Company says “A pencil artificial tree is tall and narrow and won't take up much small in a small apartment.
If you have sprawling ceilings, look for a wide and tall tree to fill the space. Some come in sizes over nine feet. ”
If you like the look of pre-lit trees, you have plenty of options to choose from. Some artificial trees have colour-changing LED lights to suit your fancy.
Cons of an Artificial Christmas Tree
The pros far outweigh the cons, but let's look at some of the reasons you may re-think an artificial Christmas tree.
Real trees bring with them the scent of the forest. You can't get that smell with a fake tree. You can, however, buy scented tree ornaments that bring the forest right to your living room.
It can be difficult to recycle an artificial tree safely. But, the good news is that they can last decades with proper care. You won't need to worry about recycling for a long time after you make your investment.
Enjoy the Holiday Season
If an artificial Christmas tree sounds like the perfect fit for your family, choose one wisely. The tree you pick will represent the holiday season for your family for many years to come. Pick a tree that you feel won't go out of style in the next year or two.
Enjoy decorating your new tree as part of your holiday tradition!