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Finding The Most Realistic Artificial Christmas Trees
I remember having a fake Christmas tree when I was a little girl. It was ugly, very obviously fake and took hours to set up.
First up, you had to assemble the branches one by one.. and after hours of the “joys” of trying to assemble a fake tree, we also had to string the lights.
That tree didn’t last long….I tell ya! Luckily, that has changed….
In recent years artificial Christmas trees have gained popularity, because they look much more beautiful and realistic.
And setting up a fake tree is much easier these days and takes a lot less time and sweat than years ago when you had to insert each branch separately.
The fake trees of today look like a real fresh green tree that came right out of the forest with luscious branches and realistic looking needles. You can even have a flocked Christmas tree that looks like it came straight from Colorado with snow on the branches.
How To Make an Artificial Christmas Tree Look More Real
How realistic a fake tree looks depends on the material it’s made of.
Realistic looking Christmas trees are made from a mix PVC and PE with molded PE needles for a life like look.
The shape is also very important: a perfectly symmetrical tree does not look like something you would find in the woods, so look for a tree with staggered branches for a fuller profile.
Some trees come with decorations like pine cones and red berries, but you can also add these (real of fake) yourself.
Here are some other things you can do to make your tree look more realistic:
- Fluff the branches
- Add some real branches
- Tuck in real or fake pine cones
- Add berries
- Use fake snow
- Add a good quality pine scent
Benefits of Artificial Christmas Trees
-One of the most important benefits perhaps is the one-time cost. An artificial Christmas tree can last quite a few years with the proper care.
–It’s also less stressful; You don’t have to go out to find and buy a Christmas tree and transport it home. You have yours safely tucked away and ready to set up when you want.
–Speaking of setting up: Fake Christmas trees are very easy to set up. Most artificial trees are delivered in 3 pieces, which you need to insert and then you just open and fluff the branches. Voila, Christmas is here!
–Artificial trees are available in pre-lit or unlit versions. For me personally, having a pre-lit Christmas tree is a bonus, because I am not a fan of putting the lights on the tree. It’s tedious and takes forever.
–Fake trees are low-maintenance. You don’t need to water them and they don’t shed their needles like real Christmas trees do.
-If you suffer from allergies, you’ll prefer an artificial tree to get through the Holiday season problem-free.
-It’s environmentally friendly.
-You can get a tree completely tailored to your wishes. There are many different sizes and shapes, lit or unlit and/or flocked.
-Where as real tree might be naturally sparse here and there, a fake Christmas tree will always look perfect.
How To Find the Best Artificial Christmas Tree
So how do you go about finding that perfect Artificial Christmas tree? Here are some guidelines to help you:
1. Set up Your Budget
Prices of Christmas trees vary greatly from a $100 to over $1,000. Decide on how much you can afford to spend and stick to the budget.
2. Tree Placement
Knowing where you’ll set up your tree is important for choosing the right one. If you have a small room perhaps buying a pencil slim tree is a better option.
3. Know Your Style
What kind of tree do you and your family like? A balsam, a spruce, a fir, a cedar?How about a white Christmas tree? Or other more unusual colors?
Sit down with your family, discuss everyone’s ideas and note down all important features you would like to see on your tree.
4. Shop online
The internet is great for finding the best prices on, well, everything. Check to see if there are any Christmas tree deals or coupons for the Christmas tree you want.
Or free shipping!
Make sure you go to a reputable retailer with great customer service and read reviews.
Best Rated Artificial Christmas Trees
Armed with all my tips you should be able to find your perfect Christmas tree to make your Holidays even more special. Here are a few trees I think look very realistic.
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