Artificial Christmas trees have many advantages over live trees, starting with the fact that getting one doesn’t require cutting down a living tree. We’ve put together a list of the top reasons to choose an faux Christmas tree over a real tree this holiday season – read on to learn more!
1.) More Convenient
Artificial trees usually come in a compact cardboard box that will easily fit in most cars or they can even be delivered right to you front door. Artificial Christmas trees also typically come with a stand designed specifically for that particular tree which helps to mitigate the risk of the tree leaning or tipping over.
For even more added convenience, opt for a pre-lit tree to make both setup and clean up time go much faster. Many artificial Christmas trees come pre-lit so you can skip the most time-consuming and frustrating part of stringing Christmas lights and jump straight into the fun part of decorating your tree.
2.) Better Value
It may seem like an artificial tree costs more than a real tree if you only look at the cost of using it one season. However, an artificial tree can easily last 10+ years whereas a real tree often hits the trash after only a few weeks. When you calculate the cost of using the artificial tree for several years, it only takes a few years to come out ahead. After that, it’s like having a free tree every year! Also, as we mentioned previously, artificial trees often include a tree stand and lights (if the tree is pre-lit), so that’s even more savings you can count on!
3.) Tailored to Your Taste
Living Christmas trees are natural and therefore they are available in limited sizes, shapes, and colors. Artificial Christmas trees come in a wide range of colors, shapes, sizes, and styles, ensuring that you will find a tree to match your taste. Furthermore, artificial Christmas trees frequently have matching accessories, like garland or wreaths, available to help create a coordinated Christmas look in your home.
4.) Low Maintenance
Unlike live Christmas trees, artificial trees don’t need to be watered. They also don’t drop pine needles or sap like real trees, so you don’t have to spend as much time cleaning up after them.
Live Christmas trees have a tendency to dry out and, when paired with Christmas lights that produce heat, can pose a serious fire hazard. Artificial Christmas trees are made from fire retardant materials, making them a much safer option for your home. You do, however, need to be diligent about not overloading electrical sockets with Christmas lights.
Additionally, when live trees dry out their branches tend to droop which can cause ornaments to slip off and shatter. Artificial trees hold their shape so you can rest easy that your favorite ornaments won’t easily fall off branches and break.
Artificial Christmas trees are less likely to trigger allergic responses in sensitive family members and friends than live trees, whose branches and foliage often house dust and mold. In order to keep your artificial tree allergy-friendly, it is crucial to properly store your Christmas tree when it’s not in use to protect it from accumulating dust and mold while in storage.