Should I Buy a Real or Artificial Christmas Tree This Year?

7th December 2017

Buying a real or artificial Christmas tree

It's that question that gets everyone talking around this time of year. The answer is pretty important as a tree is the focal point of Christmas at home! Some people are stuck in the tradition of buying either a real or artificial Christmas tree and perhaps that's you. Or maybe you're looking for a change this year? Either way, we can help you decide what kind of tree is best for you.

Don't worry if you've still not bought your tree yet. There's no shame in that! Now is the perfect time to get started. If you're looking for a real one, the dedicated farms and forests are now open to business. If you're looking for an artificial one... well, the shops will be putting on pre-Christmas sales for those late buyers! So which one is right for you? Keep reading to find out the pros and cons of each.

The pros of a real Christmas tree

Of course, everyone knows the magic of going to pick out your very own unique tree. Even if you don't find what you are looking for, it's a really fun day out.

Oh, and speaking of unique trees, that's another bonus! Getting yourself a real tree probably means no-one else will have the same. You'll be the envy of your friends.

the cons of a real Christmas tree

However, that's pretty much where the pros end. The cons are quite obvious but we'll run through them all the same. Firstly, you're going to have to do a lot of tidying up and it's even worse if you've got pets. Needles all over your carpet can become quite an annoyance.

You'll also have to buy a new tree every year. Although it can be exciting, it's also much easier to have one ready to go in the loft. Speaking of... why should you consider getting an artificial Christmas tree?

The pros of an artificial Christmas tree

It's right there ready for you! When Elf is playing on the TV and you start to feel really Christmassy, your tree will be right there waiting for you. You don't even have to leave the house and if you've ordered one online you can get it delivered to your door.

It doesn't take any annoying cleaning to have an artificial tree. The needles won't drop and you can simply pack it away ready for next year when Christmas is over.

the cons of an artificial Christmas tree

It can cost more to buy an artificial Christmas tree. And you don't get that fun day out - although you can have fun browsing your options from the comfort of your sofa!

Although it is a bigger investment, artificial Christmas trees last a lifetime. You can get really realistic looking needles nowadays too, so you don't have to miss out on that real tree feel.

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