How Real Is an Artificial Christmas Tree

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There are many ways to decorate your home to celebrate the joy of Christmas. For example some people choose to string lights on the exterior of their home to represent the light of the holiday season.

Or some families choose to place garland around the home to capture the festiveness of the holiday.

One very popular and traditional way of celebrating Christmas is by putting up a Christmas tree. These trees are often adorned with lights, garland, ornaments, etc.

In addition, underneath the tree, gifts are placed that will be exchanged sometime during the Christmas season.

Also, when it comes to choosing a Christmas tree there are a couple of options available in the selection of that Christmas tree. Specifically, two of those options include buying a real Christmas tree or buying an artificial Christmas tree.

When you’re considering an artificial tree, there are a number of advantages associated with this choice. Therefore, it is important to know a little history regarding the use of artificial Christmas trees and what some of those advantages associated with the selection of this Christmas symbol are.

The History Of The Artificial Christmas Tree

When you think of an artificial Christmas tree you generally think of the typical five to six foot replica of a Douglas Furr or Spruce tree.

However, it is interesting to note that the first artificial Christmas tree was developed and used in the country of Germany in the early 1900’s.  These first artificial Christmas trees were made from the feathers of geese and attached to wooden sticks. The wooden sticks were then placed into a larger wooden pole like stick which served as the simulated tree truck.

Over time, the artificial tree evolved and various materials were used to simulate the Christmas tree. Some of those materials included aluminum and plastic.

Nowadays fake Christmas trees look so much better than they did back then!


There are many advantages associated with use of an artificial Christmas tree. Some of those advantages include the fact that it can be less of a strain on the family’s budget. This is because once the initial tree is purchased the same tree can be used for a number of years in helping to celebrate the holiday season in the home.

Another advantage of using artificial Christmas trees is that they are easy to setup and take-down when the holiday season is over.

Also, for the most part, an artificial tree does not shed its needles. Therefore, it can be argued that an artificial Christmas tree is easier to maintain and needs less cleanup in the putting up and taking down of the tree.

One other advantage is that an artificial tree can be purchased at a number of locations.

Specifically, a very easy way of shopping today is through the Internet. By going online a number of web stores can be accessed including Internet sites that focus solely on Christmas products.

These Christmas tree shops offer a variety of product associated with this holiday season including the sale of real and artificial Christmas trees.

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