When it comes to choosing between a real and an artificial Christmas tree there is no debate. No, really, there is, actually, no debate.
If you’re concerned about the environmental impact of your Christmas tree choice, you can choose a real tree, an artificial tree, or both kinds of trees as both have a negligible impact on the environment.
Of course, there are advantages and disadvantages to both types of trees. The choice comes down to personal preference and what kind of tree best fits your lifestyle.
Real trees smell great and if you’re lucky enough to live near a tree farm, shopping for your tree can be a great family tradition. Artificial trees take minutes to set up, most come pre-lit and some pre-decorated. And there are hundreds of sizes, shapes, styles, colors and themes to choose from. And your tree can be used year after year, making it a great investment.
And let’s not forget, although we’d all like to, that 2020 has been a particularly challenging year and Christmas 2020 will be like no other. Like all household items and most online items in general, Christmas trees of all types may be harder to find. Shipping times have gotten much lengthier and unpredictable. Christmas trees and décor supplies are selling much earlier this season, so if you see something you like, buy it now. Waiting until Thanksgiving this year could lead to disappointment, and, well, it’s already been a challenging year.