The Great Christmas Debate: 5 Reasons Real Trees Are Better Than Fake Ones
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The Great Christmas Debate: 5 Reasons Real Trees Are Better Than Fake Ones

Where do you weigh in on the Christmas tree debate?

The Great Christmas Debate: 5 Reasons Real Trees Are Better Than Fake Ones
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Every Christmas it seems like there is one debate that never ends. This is the debate of the real Christmas tree versus the fake one. Some people see real trees as a nuisance, full of mess and maintenance that they just don't have time for. However, for myself and many others, I couldn't even imagine my life without a real Christmas tree sitting in the living room throughout the Christmas season. Here are five reasons to celebrate real Christmas trees and maybe even change the mind of some of the fake tree fans.

1. The smell

This is definitely one of the biggest things for me. I adore the smell of Christmas trees more than anything else. Every year I cannot wait to have the beautiful smell wafting through the house for almost an entire month. Obviously, fake trees just simply cannot deliver on the smell factor. While there are many different sprays and candles that can replicate the smell of a Christmas tree, I just feel like there is no replicating the real thing.

2. It's more environmentally friendly

While one may not automatically think that chopping a tree down is good for the environment, when you compare it to the ingredients used to create fake trees it actually is. Fake trees are made out of plastic and other materials, whereas a tree is well...just a tree. Cutting a tree down is also not "killing" the plant itself, as the stump and root are still there.

3. Variety

Yes, there is obviously variety in fake trees as well, but when you buy a fake tree you generally use it for many years. Whereas with a real tree, you are able to get a different one each year. This gives you the freedom to experiment with different sizes and tree types.

4. Helping a good cause

This may not be true for all cases but there are many places where purchasing a real Christmas tree may help a church, group or other non-profit organization. By going to these places you get your very own Christmas tree and the people you pay get money toward a cause that means something to them. This may leave you with a greater sense of satisfaction than buying a fake tree and giving your money to a corporation.

5. The experience

Going to the store may be a fun experience for some, it certainly isn't an out of the ordinary adventure for most people. Therefore, the picking out and purchasing of a fake Christmas tree is often no different than any other trip to the store. However, when you go to chop down a real tree, you often get to enjoy a fun bonding experience with those you go with. From picking a tree, to cutting it down, to getting it into the car it is often an experience of teamwork and laughs.

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