Real tree or artificial?

posted 9 months ago in Holidays
  • poll: Real Christmas tree or artificial?
    Real : (54 votes)
    39 %
    Fake : (85 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 2
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    474 posts
    Helper bee

    We have an artificial tree that we use every year. Maybe if and when we have kids we might get a real one.

    Post # 3
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    1713 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Fake. I’m too lazy to deal with a real one and have never had one. Not something I desire. Plus I’m allergic to trees so not something I want to chance. 

    Post # 4
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    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    We have an artificial one that is only a half tree – it doesn’t have 360 degrees of branches so you can push it close to the wall. Ideal while I’m currently in my tiny house! We’ll continue to use it when we’re in a bigger house (hopefully by next Christmas) as a second tree, as you need to use an artificial one approximately 30 times to be equal environmentally to a real one!

    Post # 5
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    My fiancé’s family has a tradition of cutting down their own tree each year, so we’ve had a real tree the past two years that we’ve lived together. We actually got our tree today! I grew up with artificial trees and honestly prefer them because they come without the mess but I don’t feel very strongly one way or the other. 

    Post # 6
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    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I’ve had a fake one for years. It’s easy to put up, not messy, and I don’t have to deal with watering and disposal. I much prefer that. My husband has forced me to get a real one this year. And what do  know?! He complained about gettin sap on his coat!  Hahahaha 

    Post # 8
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    9174 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Real! And we’re having it tied onto our SUV to take home as I type this…! 😝

    Post # 9
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    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I throw an absolute fit over the pine needles every year but we always get a real tree!

    Post # 10
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    865 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    our plastic tree comes with lights already we just plug it in and take it down and put away when the new year arrives.

    Post # 11
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    619 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2019

    Real! We get a permit to cut one down on BLM or national forest lands. It’s so fun going for a hike and finding the “perfect” one.

    Post # 12
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    3737 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    This year we have an artificial tree because we downsized while we save up to build our house. Every other year we’ve gotten a real tree though. I like the smell of real trees. I do like the shape of my artifical one though (it’s a slim one) and will probably continue to use it in the dining room or something once we do build. 

    Post # 13
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    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We have an artificial tree but it’s not by preference! I LOVE real trees and would have one but our condo building doesn’t allow them so we can’t right now. 

    Post # 14
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    6396 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I am allergic to real trees, and the maintenance is a b*tch (who shimmies under there to water it?). Additionally, I really like unusual trees, like tinsel trees, white trees and alpine trees. Pre-lit doesn’t hurt, either! Because we put up four trees, I will stick to artificial.

    Post # 15
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    658 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    3 piece artificial pre-lit Christmas trees are where it’s at 😂🎄

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