The Benefits of a Fake Christmas Tree

artifical-christmas-treeChristmas trees have been a popular part of holiday tradition for centuries, but it wasn’t until the sixties that fake Christmas trees were considered as substitutes for real ones. Decorative trees made from aluminum were the first candidate, but, thankfully, they just didn’t make it.

Today, there are all kinds of decorative artificial Christmas trees; some so closely resemble real trees that many people can’t tell the difference.

Low Maintenance

If you have ever used a real Christmas tree, you know just how annoying the cleanup can be. Pine needles and sap get everywhere. This is one of the biggest arguments of artificial tree advocates; there are no annoying pine needles or sap to clean up and you don’t have to water them!

Cost Effective

While it usually works out that the initial purchase of a fake tree is more expensive than that of a real tree, artificial trees can be used for several years, while real trees cannot. This makes using artificial Christmas trees more cost effective and environmentally friendly than real trees.


The problem with real Christmas trees is that they tend to dry out, which can be a fire hazard. Wrapping electric lights around a dried out tree is a risk you just don’t want to take when it comes to the safety of your family and home. Fake trees are designed with fire-resistant materials, meaning that the risk of a fire is exponentially decreased.

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