Post # 46
Only done fake my whole life. So I have no idea if I would prefer a real one. I am sure I would love it smell and appearance wise. But truthfully don’t notice it any differently when I go to other peoples’ homes. All I see is the big picture of the whole room decorated than the little pieces so… fake?
Post # 47
Fake! It’s reusable/sustainable, can be donated to a Ronald McDonald House or something like that when we need a replacement and isn’t going to burn the house down or fill it with bugs and sap 😀
Post # 48
Fake, real trees make me quite sick and I know I’m not alone in that. I think there’s quite a few considerate people out there who take that into consideration of guests too, so it doesn’t surprise me the poll skews that way.
Post # 49
I love the real trees so much! We have a fake one due to allergies but its not even up because the cat tries to eat it. Lol.
Post # 50
The idea that a plastic tree is inherently better for the environment than a real one is an emotional argument, not one based in facts. Cutting down a tree does not retroactively erase the decade-long benefits of growing a tree and buying one ensures that it will be replanted. Mulching every January is as easy as taking apart and storing an artificial one.
This article lays out the impact of both: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/business/energy-environment/fake-christmas-tree-vs-real-tree.html
Post # 52
I love the look of real ones – but I have allergies so it’s fake for us.
When we buy a house I’d like to invest in a beautiful expensive one though that looks quite real – and use it for years and years.
Post # 53
Fake as my nails bb.
We have a black tree this year and I adore it.
Post # 54
- Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College
We use a real tree, but due to allergies, I wish we could do a fake tree. I also wish we could do a fake tree because so many of today’s ornaments are heavy, which a real tree can’t do well to hold up. I’m going to lobby for it once we get our forever home. Right now we have a 7′ ceiling at most, and it doesn’t make sense to purchase the fancy kind of tree I want to have to change it in in a year or two.
Post # 55
Super surprised how many people have artificial trees! I have NEVER had a fake tree nor do I ever plan to. Real every year that I can remember with my parents, and my husband and I want to follow the same tradition.
Post # 56
I live in an environmentally conscious city, and even though we are surrounded by many “Christmas trees” majority of the population use fake trees. I have not met one person with a real christmas tree in this city. I have used the same organic tree for years and plan tocontinue use it even if I have a child. My cat loves it. I also add my cat’s white fur on it to make it look like snow on my tree. This year I added another organic tree. They are not huge so I can move with them. Besides environmental reasons, I also think having a real tree is a hasle. You have to shop for it every year or cut it down, then clean its mess and then throw it away when you could just admire it for the whole year in its original spot.
Post # 57
This year, we’re going to a Christmas tree farm where they have white pines. I’m pretty sure those were the trees we had when I was a kid. They were always long-needled, full, and bushy.
As for decorating the tree, I’m going in a different direction this year. We will have rose gold ornaments and white lights on white strands of wire. I’m thinking it could have an elegant look. If not, oh well.
We’ll also have to pick up a baby tree to sit on top of the dresser. This is a tradition I started last year. It’s really pleasant to have the tree lit up when you’re in there at night.
I must give Dh credit. He is most diligent when it comes to taking care of the trees. He has a personal best in length of time he can keep a tree green and healthy looking.
Post # 58
I grew up with real trees, but went artificial this year as SO and I are just starting our home celebrations. I think we’ll keep as long as we can, and get real trees once we have kids old enough to appreciate them.
Post # 59
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
We use a real tree I love the smell of pine it gives our home a winter aroma that I truly enjoy
Post # 60
I’m kind of shocked by all the votes for fake trees! We had a fake tree for a few years when I was a kid and I haaaated it. Real trees are so much more festive! They’re really not that much maintenance either… I don’t find watering to be difficult at all. We just use the little watering can we use for our other household plants. We vacuum up the needles once per week when we would be vacuuming the room anyway. And after Christmas, I just carry it out to the curb. I don’t have to pack it up and figure out where to store it all year.