Tips for Picking the Best Christmas Tree

December 1, 2017

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Now that it's officially December, I think it's okay to put up the Christmas tree. 

I have had the fake, pre-lit tree I ordered sitting in the box in my living room for weeks and wanted to put it up when it came in the beginning of November. If you need to buy a new tree or you're going to choose a real tree this year, here are some tips to help you make the best choice.

1. Real Trees require maintenance and commitment. You'll have to water the tree daily, trim back some branches, and clean up falling needles if you opt for a real tree. But they smell oh so good so all of the work could be worth it. 

2. Fake Trees are easy: Plus you get more bang for your buck. My only issue with fake trees is they require some fluffing before they look right. And they can be a bit of a pain in the butt to take down and fit back into that small box at the end of the season.

3. Firs are the easiest real tree: They require less maintenance, are watered less, and shed less needles than other tree types. 

4. Trendy Trees: If you've been out and about you may have seen some of the new trendy trees that are rose gold, colored, or even the upside Christmas tree that they are selling at Target. Trendy may be cool this year, but these trees often don't have a long shelf life because they are a one or two year trend.

That has to be a joke right?

What kind of tree are you opting for this year?