When it comes to Christmas decorations, no home is complete without a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Moreover, while many people choose to use real Christmas trees to grace their homes for the holidays, there are many benefits to using an artificial Christmas tree. Here are some things you might not know about artificial Christmas trees.
Same look and feel
Artificial Christmas trees of the past were just that: artificial looking. The trees of today, however, are more lifelike than ever before. Thanks to advancements in tree construction, artificial trees provide the same look and feel of real trees without the mess of dropped needles, watering or drooping branches.
While the initial cost to acquire an artificial tree might be a little more than buying a real tree, the cost will quickly be recouped after just a couple of years. This is because you only have to buy the tree one time verses having to buy one every year.
Easy to set up
Many artificial trees today come pre-lit, meaning that you no longer have to spend hours untangling and stringing Christmas lights. In addition, most of the trees today offer a quick, fold out set up that allows you to “fluff” the braches for a uniform look, something that is not possible with a real tree.
Once your artificial tree is set up and decorated, you no longer have any obligations to it other than to plug it in. Real trees require constant watering in order to keep it looking good and preventing it from becoming a fire hazard.
Ease of cleanup
When Christmas is over, artificial trees simply need to be “undecorated” and then placed back into a storage container and placed into storage. There is no disposal hassle to deal with, unlike with a real tree.
Real trees have the potential to bring pollutants into your home such as mold/mildew spores along with other allergens that can trigger stuffy noses as well as asthma attacks. Using artificial trees eliminated this hazard.
Buying an artificial Christmas tree also allows you to choose a tree that precisely fits the dimensions of the space you want to put it. Real trees are measured in height, but not in width, making them more difficult to place in homes with more limited space.
Using artificial Christmas trees offers many benefits over using real trees. There are even scent products out there that can make your artificial tree smell like a real tree. There are plenty of artificial trees to choose from such as Balsam Hill, Martha Stewart Home and many more.