While some already know without a doubt what kind of tree they want to put up, there are others who are undecided between a real or artificial tree. If you ask around you will hear numerous opinions as to which is better to the point where it may be hard to keep up. No worries! We have put together a list of advantages to both.
Advantages to having a real Christmas tree
Real trees are more environmentally friendly than artificial trees. They can be recycled back to the environment instead of being disposed of into a landfill to sit for years on end. They can be recycled into landscaping materials or used for beachfront erosion.
They make your home smell really good. The smell of balsam fir fills the whole house as a natural deodorizer. It is great if you are having people over for a holiday party. Further if you regularly use air fresheners or light candles, this is a great alternative.
Majority of the Christmas trees sold in the U.S. are also grown here by farmers. By purchasing real trees, it helps to boost the economy and give thousands of workers employment.
Taking the family out to find the perfect tree is a lot of fun and a great way to bond with the family. There are many who make this a tradition which is the perfect way to create lasting Christmas memories.
Advantages to having an artificial tree
Artificial trees are extremely convenient for many. You can go to the attic or garage to pull the tree out and then easily pack it back away when done. You don’t have to figure out getting the tree home from the tree farm or worry about it falling off the roof of the car.
Compared to real trees, artificial trees are also less work. They don’t have to be watered daily and there are no little pine needles all over the floor to be cleaned up.
Cost is a big factor for many. The difference in costs between a real and artificial tree is around $30. Artificial trees being cheaper along with being reusable. You have to keep in mind the separate costs associated with lights and ornaments for a real tree as well. Lights typically come on an artificial tree.
What works for some, are a deal breaker for others. The decision ultimately comes down to what works best for you and your family. Whichever way you decide to go, keep in mind that Jutemill has you covered for jute and burlap that you need for ornaments and other decorations. Our materials work well with both real and artificial trees.