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Artificial Christmas Trees vs Real Trees


Artificial Christmas trees have a bad reputation but in many ways they're infinitely superior to real ones.

There is a perpetual debate that rages every Christmas season and it centers on a long time Christmas controversy: what type of Christmas tree is better: natural ones or the artificial Christmas trees? Now, this debate is not a heated one or a controversial one. It is, however, an opinionated one and many people are staunch in their opinions! For some, however, the need to an artificial Christmas tree is a need based on practicality.

Looking at Natural Christmas Trees

While there is nothing inherently wrong with natural Christmas trees in fact, natural Christmas trees can be downright awesome in appearance the fact remains that natural Christmas trees require a little bit more attention so to speak. That is, there are special considerations that have to be taken into account to properly deliver, care for, display and dispose of a natural Christmas tree.

Now, this is not a knock on these types of Christmas trees. If the person purchasing the tree wishes to take on the added responsibilities of a natural Christmas tree then so be it. If the person wishes to avoid such extra responsibilities, then it would be best to opt for a quality artificial Christmas trees instead.

The Real Artificial Benefits

There are a number of benefits associated with artificial Christmas trees that have made them wildly popular in recent decades. First, these trees are easy to purchase and transport. Artificial Christmas trees come in packages that are designed for easy travel and delivery and this makes getting them home much easier than lugging a huge natural tree.

Additionally, the directions for putting these trees together, even with tropical decorations, are generally not complicated and this is of great appeal to those people who do not wish to replace one struggle (caring for a natural tree) with another struggle, battling over the proper way to assemble artificial Christmas trees. Variety is also another huge plus as artificial trees come in a great number of shapes, sizes, colors and designs. This allows for maximum appeal among the consumer public.

Then, of course, there is the ultimate, supreme benefit that is associated with artificial Christmas trees. That benefit is cost. Artificial Christmas trees  unlike natural Christmas trees  need not be disposed a few weeks after purchase. Artificial trees can be disassembled, put in boxes and stored away for the next season. As such, the need to purchase a new tree year after year is eliminated and this clearly is a most cost effective asset that artificial trees provide.


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