The focal point of every holiday home, the Christmas tree is more than just a décor piece. For many, it is a symbol of the Christmas spirit and the joy that the season brings. In years past, families used to go out and pick a freshly cut pine tree as a tradition. In recent times, however, more people have been turning to artificial Christmas trees as a convenient and practical alternative.

Balsam Hill's Vermont White Spruce
Vermont White Spruce


The artificial Christmas trees of today have developed to a point that it can sometimes be hard to tell it apart from a real one. Marrying form and function, many of them provide special features that make holiday decorating all the more convenient and enjoyable. In this post, we will show you a few reasons why you should get an artificial Christmas tree this year.

Convenience

This is one of the main reasons to get an artificial Christmas tree. A real tree may provide the aroma of freshly cut pine, but it also comes with a few caveats. If you decorate early, the tree you picked out may be dry and frail come Christmastime. Not to mention, most of its needles might be lying in a mess on your floor. At the same time, you also have to purchase a stand for it, cover the bottom with a tree skirt, and string lights on it. Upkeep is cumbersome, especially when you factor in how you have to water it regularly to keep it fresh and beautiful. Finally, there’s also the sap and the insects that you have to worry about.

Balsam Hill's BH Fraser Fir
BH Fraser Fir

An artificial tree, on the other hand, will look good all the time. The only upkeep you have to consider is assembly, disassembly, and storage, which is easier to manage.

Reusability

Some are hesitant to purchase an artificial Christmas tree due to the cost. However, it will more than pay for itself. Think of it as an investment; an artificial tree is something that you can use every year. For every year of use, you also save one tree that would have been cut down to be displayed in your home, only to be thrown out as the holidays come to an end.

Variety

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to Christmas trees—tall, short, wide, dense, or mobile. Depending on what room you’re decorating, your tree size requirement will vary. You can also choose a pre-lit artificial Christmas tree, one that plays music, or one with a unique color palette. Artificial trees are also sold in a wide range of prices, ensuring that you can find one that fits your budget and requirements. After the holidays, you can even use your tree as a focal point for other seasonal décor.

Balsam Hill's Silverado Slim Flip Tree
Silverado Slim Flip Tree

With a real tree, most of these choices are unavailable and you may have to settle for what’s offered. Also, in contrast to the artificial variety, you don’t have control over a real tree’s number of tips, which can make the difference between a magnificent tree and an unimpressive one.

Whether you decide to use a real or artificial Christmas tree for the holidays, you should keep in mind that what really matters is how you decorate it and how it keeps the Christmas spirit alive in your home. This Christmas, try to decorate your Christmas tree together with your family and help each other rediscover the true meaning of the holiday season.

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