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Real vs. Fake Christmas Tree: Which is Better?

There are so many decisions to make around the holidays. What should you get for your family this season? Should you travel or stay home? What will you wear for family Christmas portraits?

One of the biggest decisions, however, comes down to the type of Christmas tree you get: real or fake? There are good arguments for both sides, and the ultimate decision will be made by you. 

Here are a few things to consider this holiday season to help you choose between a real vs. fake Christmas tree:

Reasons to Love Real Christmas Trees

Tradition

There’s something special about getting the family together, bundling up in your winter clothes, and stopping for a cup of hot cocoa or cider on your way to pick out a Christmas tree. It helps you create a tradition that everyone looks forward to each year and instills a sense of togetherness. 

Life is so hectic all the time – but choosing and decorating a tree together gives the family a reason to stop and appreciate the simple things. Plus, chances are, no one ever looks back fondly on their trip to the storage closet to grab the Christmas tree. 

Variation

A tree in a box is going to look exactly the same every year, but probably a little more worn-out each time that you set it up. 

When you go with a real Christmas tree, you know that your tree is going to look a little bit different each year. Every holiday season will be unique with a different tree in your home.

Christmas scents

There’s just nothing like that fresh scent of a real Christmas tree. Pine-scented candles and room sprays can’t compare to the way a natural Fraser Fir smells. The scent alone is enough to get anyone into the holiday spirit!

Environmentally friendly

It might seem counterintuitive to chop down millions of Christmas trees every year, but it actually encourages the growth of more trees. Many Christmas tree farmers will plant more and more trees each year, which helps remove carbon dioxide from the air and protect the environment.

Plus, real Christmas trees are 100% biodegradable. As long as you make sure to remove all tinsel and decorations, your Christmas tree will safely return to the earth.

Reasons to love Fake Christmas Trees

Budget-friendly

Once you buy a fake Christmas tree, you can reuse it many times. If budgeting during the holidays is a concern, this could be the best option for your family.

Apartment-friendly

Getting a real Christmas tree in or out of an apartment in a large complex or on a top floor of a walk-up can be quite a daunting task. It’s much easier to make a trip to and from the storage room.

Funky colors

Perhaps you prefer non-traditional holiday decorations! Fake Christmas trees come in a variety of funky colors, including white, pink, and blue.

Visit Ciro & Sons for the Best Real Christmas Trees in Orlando

Order your Christmas tree early this year with Ciro & Sons! We have the best Fraser Fir collection in Orlando. We look forward to giving you your tree this holiday season. Merry Christmas!


We’re thrilled to announce the availability of Christmas Tree reservations for Central Florida! As everyone knows, 2021 has been a rough year for supply chains — and the supply of Christmas Trees is no exception. We strongly recommend that you reserve your tree early to ensure you don’t miss out!