How to Choose a Permanent Christmas Tree
Faux Christmas Trees are becoming a more popular option for household decor around the holiday season. Easy & convenient setup, allergy prevention, and long-term savings are just a few reasons some consumers are making the switch to reusable trees each year. Faux trees alleviate the need to water & regularly vacuum underneath your tree, provide sturdier branches for heavy ornaments, and are flame retardant.
Factors to Consider When Choosing A Tree
1. Take measurements before shopping.
Size is the most obvious consideration to make when choosing a permanent tree. With choices ranging from tabletop trees into the 12+ foot range, there is a tree for every space.
Just remember to measure your ceiling BEFORE you start shopping! Permanent trees are also available in a variety of widths, so remember to think about how far out into the room you want the tree to come.
2. Choose which variety you prefer.
Texture and color are the next things to think about. Since permanent trees are modeled after real-life species, you can get any kind of texture to your tree that you can imagine! From pines to firs to spruces (and even trees with multiple textures on each branch!), the possibilities are endless. Permanent trees have also come a long way from bright green plastic hanging on wire; these days, you can get a tree in any shade of green you can imagine! Make sure you know what green shades will be compatible with existing decor or greens you may already have.
3. Setting your budget.
When it comes to these trees, "you get what you pay for" definitely applies. While good permanent Christmas trees can seem expensive, their long lives mean that they are almost always cheaper in the long run. Here, too, there is a wide range of options; permanent trees can be found to fit every budget.
One last thing to consider are decorative extras. Some permanent Christmas trees come pre-strung with lights, either colored or clear. This can save decorating (or untangling!) time and ensure even light spacing. Others come with berries, frosted tips, and more.