Really Want an Artificial Christmas
Decorating Your Home with an
Artificial Christmas Tree
These are stories from two
completely different people on why to buy an
artificial Christmas tree and why NOT to purchase
one for this holiday season. You can read and make
your decision before you decorate your home.
When I was young, we went to
the woods behind our house each holiday season just
after Thanksgiving and cut our live Christmas tree
- dragged it back to the living room, trimmed it
and decorated with some store bought and some
homemade ornaments. Now, it's mostly artificial.
Here are two tales of artificial Christmas trees to
The songs we
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
jingle all the way. Hey, who can ever get sick of
that tune? It's a classic. Your mom and dad sang it
to you when you were still in diapers.
Okay, please tell me I'm
right here, because my parents sang that thing over
and over. Anyway, as you already know, that
wonderful Christmas season is on the way.
What are your holiday
Although it may seem like we
just did the holiday thing, it is right upon us
once more. Time flies folks. So, what are you doing
for this uplifting and gleeful Christmas season?
Are you sticking around the
old homestead and decking it out with millions of
lights, statues, props, and nativity scenes? This
sounds like a blast. Maybe you can finally beat
that neighbor's dazzling array.
Live or artificial
Christmas tree? Read all and then
When it comes to Christmas,
the tree is always a big deal. Do you even know the
reason we prop a decorated tree up in our living
rooms? In all honesty it has nothing to do with
Christianity like many people assume.
In fact, it might even be
related back to the pagans but Christians took the
holiday and decided to celebrate Christmas on
December 25th. Christ was most likely born in the
Spring. Okay, you probably didn't want to hear
that, but it is a tradition worth checking into to
satisfy your curiosity. But, that is another story.
Let's get back to the tree.
Regardless, we all love to
get that tree up and decorated each and every year.
I think many of us have it up by the beginning of
December. What can we say? We love the holidays.
Tree preferences - To each
his / her own
Personally I prefer an
artificial Christmas tree. Now, I know what you're
thinking. How could I possibly prefer a fake
decoration over the real deal? Well, it comes down
to a few basic things.
- you don't have to deal
with the yearly routine of going out and paying
a high price for a tree that's going to die
- you don't have to deal
with cleanup when you have an artificial
- you don't have to dispose
of the tree after Christmas is done
- an artificial Christmas
T]tree is less likely to catch on fire.
Ah ha, you didn't think of
that one did you?
Now, the second story - A
bit less controversial
We live in Minnesota. There
are many tree farms in the central portion of the
state due to the sandy soil. It is a tradition with
many people to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon
searching for the perfect Christmas tree and
cutting it down.
The tree farms add to the
economy of the state. Christmas trees are one of
the leading exports from our state. Because we want
to support our local tree farmers and because trees
are very reasonably priced, we have always had a
live tree for the holidays.
In the last few years we have
been discussing how much simpler it would be to
have an artificial Christmas tree. It would mean no
longer having the messy clean up that needs to be
done when the tree is brought in and taken out of
the house. It would also mean that every year the
tree would fit the space that we have for
The manufacturers have vastly
improved on the way the artificial Christmas tree
Is it live or
My sister purchased one last
year and I had to feel the branches before I knew
that it was not a real tree. She did have to pay a
great deal for the artificial Christmas tree, but
she bought it during the prime season.
Shopping for trees - Look
for discounts in price
If you look for specials
after the holidays you can usually find them
discounted. You can also purchase the artificial
Christmas tree that is pre-lit, this would really
cut down on the work, however I would be concerned
about having the bulbs burn out.
There are replacement bulbs
available but you never know when they are going to
take these bulbs off the market and then you are
stuck with a tree that does not have its full
lights on. And, we all know that a Christmas tree
needs to shine!
This holiday will be
After taking out our
Christmas tree last year and cleaning up the
needles from the carpet, we decided that we would
invest in an artificial Christmas tree for this
We checked several post
season sales, but did not find a tree that we
liked. We decided that we would try to get one at a
preseason sale; this would also save us from having
to store the tree over the summer.
Are we wishy-washy? No,
just loyal to our tree farmers
This year the tree farms
started airing commercials about how beneficial the
tree farms are to the environment and also the
After hearing this commercial
several times we decided that we would continue to
support the local tree farmers and purchase a real
tree. We will wait and get an artificial Christmas
tree when we can no longer manage a real
With that said, if you are
determined to go the artificial route, then by all
means get what you and your family want. Do your
shopping early for the best selection. Here are a
few ideas on ...
Where to find artificial
If you are looking for a nice
Artificial Christmas Tree to celebrate this holiday
season, then you may want to check out Lowe's or
one of the other many home improvement stores.
Also, K-Mart or Wal-Mart have large selections and
good prices. These massive stores typically offer a
Oh and don't forget that with
an Artificial Christmas Tree you shouldn't have to
buy one for next year either!
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