ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Holidays and Celebrations»
  • Christmas

Top 3 Reasons to Choose an Artificial Christmas Tree

Updated on June 27, 2011

Are wondering if you should opt for a real or artificial Christmas tree this holiday season? While real Christmas trees are certainly appealing for many reasons, there are also a number benefits associated with choosing to use an artificial tree to display your favorite Christmas decorations.

3 Top Reasons to Opt for an Artificial Christmas Tree

Find out a few of the top reasons that people choose artificial Christmas trees and make an informed decision about which option is best for you!

1. One Time Expense

Artificial Christmas trees are a one-time expense – or at least a long-term investment that can be expected to last for many years. When you purchase an artificial Christmas tree, you’ll have one less holiday expense to deal with at the beginning of the season in future years. Buy an artificial tree this year and you’ll be able to remove “Christmas tree” as a line item from your holiday budget for several many years to come!

2. One Less Mess to Clean

While there are things you can do to reduce shedding problems with artificial trees, the fact remains that needles will fall on your floor – and onto the gifts underneath the tree – throughout the season. The longer the tree is up, the faster its needles will shed and fall to the floor.

With an artificial tree, there’s no shedding to worry about. With so many cleaning tasks to take care of before holiday company arrives at your house, why not make sure that dealing with falling needles is removed from you list by choosing an artificial tree!

3. Multiple Use Possibilities

When you have an artificial Christmas tree, you can set up holiday theme trees in your home to decorate for other holidays and seasons. You can change out the ornaments to create a Mardi Gras tree, Easter tree, patriotic tree, football season tree, for just a few ideas.

You can decorate your home many other types of occasions with a themed artificial tree. This is a great way to get the most out of your holiday decorating dollars! Learn more in the After Christmas Decorating: Repurpose Your Christmas Tree and Ornament Collection hub.

Is an Artificial Tree Right for You?

It’s up to you to decide if an artificial tree is right for you and your family. If searching for, selecting and setting up a real Christmas tree is a long-standing tradition that everyone in your family anxiously anticipates from year to year, you may not want to change things. However, for many families, the tradition of setting up and decorating an artificial tree – without having to go out into the cold to find it -- is just as enjoyable and meaningful.


Submit a Comment

  • pmccray profile image

    pmccray 7 years ago from Utah

    One less mess, expense and ease. At 50 + I've had decades of picking out the tree, keeping it watered, cleaning the daily pine needles . . . blah blah blah. In this stage of my life time is too short, plus as an empty nester and no grand kids the thrill is gone. Kudos to whomever came up with the pre-light version I simply love mine. Excellent hub, voted up, marked useful and shared.

  • Wendy Krick profile image

    Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

    I also use an artificial since it is easier, but I really miss the smell of a real tree.

  • Denise Handlon profile image

    Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

    I went to an artificial when I moved to an apartment. I miss the smell of a real tree though. Candles that are fragrant with 'pine' sometimes helps. Nice job

  • Anath profile image

    Anath 7 years ago

    "One Less Mess to Clean" is a very strong reason for me to buy an artificial Christmas tree. Another reason is the possibility of buying a tree in unusual colors.