Post # 1
It will still be a couple weeks until my tree goes up, but I have always loved having a real tree for Christmas. Last year we decided to go fake. There is a lot less clean up but I do miss the fresh tree smell.
What do you all do for your tree, real or fake?
Post # 2
Fake for me. I can’t stand the mess of real trees, and my cats try to eat the needles. I diffuse essential oils to mimic the scent of a real tree.
Post # 3
We are a military family so we have sentimental value with our tree! It’s traveled a lot with us. I also burn a lot of holiday candles! I know it’s not the same but it’s something.
Post # 4
We do real. Make a day of it and go and cut out own. The place we get it from has a huge fire pit, hot chocolate, christmas stores. Love it!
Post # 5
Fake and then I have the “fresh balsam” candle/wallflower from Bath & Body Works going all day errday
Post # 6
Fake. Though not for any reason besides it is what we’ve always done… also, easier clean up.
Post # 7
We did real, then tried fake a couple years and then went back to real last Christmas. I think this year it will be real again 🙂
Post # 8
We are doing fake this year since Fiance and I don’t live together yet. Going forward it will be only real trees because he loves them.
Post # 9
Fake, safer for the dogs. It is not as toxic for them as it would be for cats but neither of us want to take the chance.
Post # 10
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We do fake, is just a lot easier and less maintenance. When christmas is gone we just pack it up until next year!
Post # 11
Real! I have never had a fake tree in my life and never plan to. I just love going to chop it down and it smells so yummy.
Post # 12
Always real. I know it’s messy, and a bitch to clean up at the end of the holidays….but it just doesn’t feel like Christmas without a real tree to us. We love the smell!!
I just can’t get down with a fake tree, because most of them look aweful. I know they make good looking ones, but they are expensive and then you still have to store it. DH’s mom uses a fake tree these days and we rag her endlessly for it..haha. It’s not a terrible looking tree, but it’s certainly not pretty.
That being said, DH always used to have flocked trees growing up. Talk about a bitch to clean up!!! That’s probably why his mom only has fake trees now that they’re grown and out of the house.
Post # 13
Fake! We used to use a 3′ metal ornament tree for the kitsch factor, but DH treated me to a Balsam Hill tree this year. I’m looking forward to decorating the heck out of it. 🙂
Post # 14
Ever since I was little girl, we always got real trees. I can’t imagine Christmas without real tree.
Post # 15
Fake! It’s all I’ve ever had though. Don’t real trees come with bugs in them?