Christmas is just around the corner, and if you have yet to put up a tree and string it with lights, we have a dazzling assortment of the best artificial Christmas trees to help you get the job done. With the right tree, you’ll have a festive quality product for years to come. Artificial Christmas trees, prelit or plain, are a convenient way to incorporate holiday cheer in your home without having to scour a tree farm, worry about a tree skirt, or potentially irritate anyone’s allergies. Ordering your tree online means you only have to focus on setting it up, not heading to the store if it’s icy or finding a way to get it home. The best part? After putting it together, you’ll have the perfect spot for all of Santa’s gifts.
Plastic and pine: what are the origins of artificial Christmas trees?
The invention rumors surrounding these faux trees claim that they hail all the way from Germany. The very first models were produced in the 19th century and made using goose feathers that were dyed green and attached to wire branches. These days, most are made from plastic and you can buy them with realistic bark trunks and pine cone dotted branches. Talk about progress for the home!
A greener Christmas — are artificial Christmas trees best?
Christmas tree politics anyone? Apparently, there are even two sides when it comes to these festive evergreens. NPR separates both parties into the Defenders of Reality and the Advocates of Artifice. The branches aren’t always greener on the other side; there are pros and cons with each decision. Buying an artificial tree conserves the cutting of real trees, but the plastic that goes into making fake trees isn’t good news for the environment. There isn’t a straight answer, so choose the tree that’s best for you. We love all the colors, sizes, and choices that you have with an artificial tree — not to mention the cost-saving of lasting for years..
Artificial Christmas trees: white, green, pink, rainbow?
You may be surprised to find out that artificial Christmas trees come in more than just the classic evergreen color. In fact, it might be harder to list the colors they don’t come in! Although you may be wondering why you would need a tree in a different color, we love the idea of swapping the traditional green for a silver tinsel one, or even buying a small pink one to put in the corner of another room. There are plenty of reasons for incorporating a unique-colored tree during the holidays. If your home is minimalist, a white artificial Christmas tree is a good call. If your home reflects your love of color, then all red or all purple ones are great options. Be bold, get creative, and start your own Christmas tree tradition.