Real versus Fake Trees – What’s your preference?
I like to do a lot of Christmas decorating around my house and I spend a week or so trying to get everything just right. Why? Because I love it! Who doesn’t? I have used both real and fake tree’s and I guess it really comes down too, how much work do you want to do?
In fact when I was younger I would do more than I do now. Yes, I would start my year off going to a tree farm to find the most perfect tree, cut it down and then go decorate it. I can still smell the pine needles and fresh tree smell. Was it a pain? – oh yes! Was it adventuress? – oh yes! I can remember one year sliding into a rail on the highway, freaking out from the ice on the roads. Not sure in my older years that I’m really into that much adventure.
I met my husband, he had a fake tree and I tell you, it was better than mine (the fresh tree). Easier to set up and get rid of and now I will never go back! Now that we have been together for a while the costs of tree’s have almost doubled. I would pay about $35 – $45 for my tree and when I went shopping the other day the tree’s I would get were $75.00. How do people pay for this year after year? Our tree costs around $400. Those same tree’s now cost: . It was a one time cost and we paid for it within the first few years. Not to mention all my time saved!
I have one of the prettiest trees around. No one can tell it’s fake and I hide these wonderful pine smell ornaments and it’s smells just like the real thing. I’ve added a couple of ads from Amazon to give you an idea of the options for trees. Test them out and let me know what you think.