While a real Christmas tree boasts many benefits, it’s not always practical for every home. The maintenance and cost of a live tree is sometimes too much. If you’re part of a busy family, or live in a uniquely-sized home, you understand the need for a specific, artificial holiday tree that perfectly suits your needs.
One of the biggest arguments I made against an artificial tree growing up was the lack of pine scents in the home. My parents and sisters all agreed that it was time for an artificial tree that would fit our 16’ ceiling. We compromised when my mom purchase real pine garland to create the “Christmas Smell” I desperately wanted each year. My family has saved a lot of money by purchasing a 14’ artificial tree once, instead of a live tree each year. Not only did we save money, but we saved time. There were no more long nights of trimming the tree down to an appropriate shape and size (we usually had to buy large trees and trim them because most nursery trees were either 6’-8’ or 16’ feet).
The holidays are busy enough and although a real tree is a wonderful experience, an artificial tree can take a lot off your plate, as mentioned above. If you’ve recently made the decision to purchase a faux Christmas tree, you’ll have some things to consider first. You have a few important decisions to make, but you’ll have to make these once a decade, not yearly. The average life of an artificial tree is about ten years or more, so that’s a great perk right there! So, what will you end up with? What tree is best for your home, style, and schedule? Let’s look at some things you’ll need to think about.
A pre-lit artificial tree is a great option if you’re busy. Our pre-lit trees come with a variety of lighting options built right into the branches for quick, simple decorating. However, if you prefer a blank canvas or have sentimental lights you’d like to use, an unlit tree is the way to go.
Watch this video to see just how easy setting up a pre-lit tree is!
Flocked, Accented, or Traditional Artificial Trees
Do you want a traditional green tree, or would you like to create a winter wonderland theme with snow-flocked trees? Maybe you want a tree accented with pinecones and berries. Think about how you like to decorate your tree and what your favorite style is MOST of the time. You’ll have the same tree for a while, so pick one that suits your style the best.
Artificial Tree Size
Do you want a space-saver tree, a uniquely shaped tree, or the biggest tree you can fit into your home? Discuss opinions with family members and agree on the best size for you. We carry sizes from 2’ all the way up to 40’, so dream big (or small).