So last year I did what I thought was the unthinkable and switched my Christmas tree up. I bought a faux Christmas tree for the first time in my adult life. GASP…what a hot button topic, right?! If only this was the biggest hot button topic in our society right now! If you remember I even wrote an entire post comparing the pros and cons of real vs. faux trees.
This year I thought I would update you on how I’m really feeling about about my faux Christmas tree. Spoiler alert….I mostly LOVE it!! I say mostly love because there are a few things I miss about a real tree…..
What I miss most about a real tree…
- That magical tree scent that only a Christmas tree has. My scented candles just aren’t the same.
- The tradition of going to find the “perfect” tree. This is the part that I miss the most because I love going tree hunting and always buying a tree that’s much too big for the space I’ve allowed for it. Maybe one day when we have a larger home we’ll be able to fit a small real tree and the faux tree. A girl can dream!
What I love about my faux tree…
- It’s pre-lit….it just doesn’t get any easier than that.
- That I don’t have to keep Lily away from it 24-7….the girl seriously loves herself some real pine needles.
- That it holds ornaments and “tree decor” like the big flowers I have on my tree better than a real tree.
- That I don’t have to worry about it dying before Christmas.
- Not having to water it.
- You can make it look fuller or less full based on the way you fluff it.
- I was able to buy the perfect size that fits in the space I alotted for a tree. Aka an apartment sized tree!
All around I really love the faux Christmas tree. I think it even has the potential to get better if you splurge on one of trees that claims to look just like the real deal. I honestly bought the cheapest tree in the size I needed because I was worried I would hate it and then would have ended up wasting all this money. Once we buy a house I’ll probably want to upgrade to one of these Balsam Hill trees. Word on the street is that they are the most realistic faux tree you can get, plus their corporate office if based right here in the Bay Area.
What are your thoughts on faux vs. real Christmas trees? I’d love to know!