The Cases for the Artificial Christmas Tree
Although we all know that there’s nothing quite like a real tree in the house over the Christmas period, an artificial Christmas tree is a really good substitute if money and space won’t allow for a real one.
In this article we’re going to have a look at some of the reasons why getting an artificial Christmas tree may be the best option for you this year.
I’ll have to start by confessing that the smell of a real Christmas tree in the house is something that signals the start of the Christmas holiday period for many people, and with good reason, it’s a tradition that, in most parts of the world, goes back to the Victorians, and even earlier in many other countries.
The big disadvantages, however, of having a real tree is the buying and then disposing of it each year, and some of the mess that the falling needles can cause around the house; no such problem with an artificial Christmas tree.
In most cases you buy them one year and they last for many Christmases after that. You don’t have the problem of going out and getting the best one that you can find, or trying to find a half decent one when you realise that you’ve started looking too late and most of the farms or nurseries have sold out of them.
If you’re an older person, someone who may not be so fit, or possibly have a disability, then the thought of lugging a big, heavy, real Christmas tree is probably going to be enough to put you off; with an artificial Christmas tree you don’t have that problem – the box they come in is small in comparison.
Is the size of your house, or the area where you’d put a tree, too restricted to get anything of a decent size? While you can get smaller real trees, they just never seem to be the same as the big ones; they always feel like you’ve had to settle for the top of a much bigger tree.
An artificial Christmas tree doesn’t feel like that, however. They seem far more like a scaled down version of something much bigger, and not just like a top that’s been chopped off.
What about letting the kids have a small tree of their own? While it’s great having a large tree in the family room, it’s also fun to have smaller trees in the kid’s rooms so they can have something of their own to decorate as they like.
Putting an artificial Christmas tree together is easier than you might think, it really only takes between 15-20 minutes to do, which is far less time than it would take to go out and buy a real one, bring it back, and get it into the right spot in your home.
When it comes to taking the tree down again it’s going to be just as quick. It’s going to be so much faster than disposing of a real one, and doing the awful job of having to clear up all of those fallen needles.
There we have it; an argument for the artificial Christmas tree.
They may not have the smell and tradition of a real one, but they take far less time to setup than it would take to go out and buy a real tree, they will last years rather than just the length of the Christmas season, they are far more convenient for older people and those with small living spaces, and finally, you don’t have nearly as much cleaning up to do when Christmas is over.
If you haven’t done so already, this may be the year to consider getting an artificial Christmas tree.