Having been a staunch fake tree lover for many years, my wife and I went through a phase where we were buying real trees for about 5 or 6 years. Then, once we had Ava, we decided getting a fake tree made more fiscal sense. So we managed to find one for sale about 4 years ago and it has been great! Lights already in place, 3 pieces, I can have it up or down in maybe 10 minutes and POOF…instant Christmas.
With a real tree you have to go to the vendor, pick it out, get it tied to the top of your vehicle, get it in the house (pine needles EVERYWHERE) and then dispose of it once the holiday season is over…which is kinda sad. But there is one truly great reason for having a real tree on this holiday and it is…the smell. NOTHING beats the smell of a great Christmas tree. That pine scent is one of the reasons for the season and I truly miss it.
Which one do you prefer? The real or the fake. There are no winners or losers. It’s a personal choice. But I go with the fake for sheer convenience. But there is something to be said for family time and picking out a real tree and having that pine smell all over the house!