The Battle Between Real v Fake Christmas Trees
‘Tis the season to dust off your favorite wintertime and holiday fancies because it’s officially that magical time of year! With the end-of-year holidays less than a month away, we’re all just about ready to start planning our favorite seasonal accent: the Christmas tree! Now, whether you love going out to seek the perfect fresh-cut evergreen or prefer just a quick trip to your attic in order to search for your yuletide tree, it’s an undisputed must-have for the holiday. The big question is though, in the debate between real v fake Christmas trees, which is better suited for you and your holiday expectations.
Fake Christmas Trees Just Keep Getting Better
Despite what people may think, fake Christmas trees are not the tacky has-beens of yesteryear. Every year new styles continue to be manufactured using the finest materials available while at the same time showcasing intricate, lifelike detailing that you would often find on the actual thing. Today, fake Christmas trees can rival its living replica when carefully designed with a lush overgrowth of realistic looking foliage. Made to mimic the real deal, our fake Christmas trees will undeniably help your home and holidays shine ever brighter.
Fun Fact: Although you might not already know it, the first fake Christmas tree was actually designed in the early 1930’s by Addis Brush, a toilet bowl company that originally manufactured brushes and scrubbers, which they dyed and fabricated together in the silhouette of the first artificial Christmas tree!
Fake Christmas Trees Can Be More Creative
With the advancement in materials and a kaleidoscope range of opulent colors and silhouettes, fake Christmas trees today allow for the everyday DIYer to get creative at their heart’s content! Aside from providing a limitless range of design possibilities, fake Christmas trees can be easily revamped and stylized to suit your own personalized decor scheme without having to worry about the mess of needles and sap all over your carpets or floor.
Fake Christmas Trees Come With Perks
Today, there’s no shortage of assortment when it comes to fake Christmas trees, after-all they’re considered hassle-free for a reason; some fake Christmas trees come already dawning tangle-free lights while others offer a true winter beauty with a sprinkling of (faux) snow or a decorative holiday planter. Some even come accented with naturally occurring details like miniature pinecones or realistic-looking holly berries to make your holiday star all the more realistic. Again, all the stress-free benefits of a fake Christmas tree!
Fun Fact: It was Edward Johnson, Thomas Edison’s assistant, who (in 1882) originally came up with the idea of stringing electric lights around a Christmas tree instead of the customary candles. Rotating like an ethereal Christmas ballerina, it was displayed in the window of Edison’s power plant so that all passersby could admire its patriotically colored (red, white, and blue) twinkling lights.
Fake Christmas Trees Can Save Your Budget
The best part of re-using a fake Christmas tree? It can help alleviate some of that holiday pressure - and budget! By investing in an artificial Christmas tree, you save the additional spending and put it to better use elsewhere. That being said, it’s no surprise that more than 80% of American households decorate with a fake Christmas tree while only 20% use the actual thing!
Fake Christmas Trees Can Be A Lifesaver
While a fake Christmas tree isn’t going to be able to perform the Heimlich on you, it might however help reduce the risk of a fire hazard during the holiday season. That’s because living Christmas trees require constant watering in order to prevent drying out, which ultimately can pose a serious threat of sparking a fire within the household. On top of that, opting for a fake Christmas tree is one less worry for parents and pet owners as they just eliminate one more threat of the holiday season.
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