Hey Susan, we buy real trees. We used to go to Home Depot, but now that we have a little man in our lives we like to go to our local Christmas Tree farm. It's such fun to find and cut down our own tree, plus I'm sure we are building fond memories for our son.
It's also nice to support our local economy.
Growing up, we had an artificial tree. Which I also have fond memories of setting up and decorating it each year.
The anticipation is already building about going back to our local farm and finding our tree, cutting it down, and strapping it to the top of the car!