08 December, 2014

Save a pine tree for Christmas.

The most jolly time of the year is almost upon us and I'm just dreading the return of pine tree sales. Parking spaces filled with beautiful pines that (in my opinion) don't belong in our homes. Christmas trees are like those exotic animals you just shouldn't have as pets. They're messy and a hazard in a classic tradition.

Aside from the mess and fire hazard, people throw them away after the holidays, which is a complete waste and a contribution to deforestation. Ever seen certain neighborhoods after Christmas? The sidewalk and curve has got a graveyard of precious pine trees, some still being fresh! The most environmentally and money saving option is a faux Christmas tree.
Some of the benefits of a faux tree are:
They come in different sizes; some as big as the real thing.
Can be decorated any way you like, just like the real thing.
Don't have to worry about bugs or insects.
Mess-free, since it won't dry up.
Won't catch on fire because of Christmas lights.
Some are already pine scented. If not, you can buy a pine scent.
Reusable for years, saving you a lot of money. You smart spender, you.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas!


6 comments:

  1. I've never had anything but faux! It wasn't a big thing to have a real one in Australia until very recently. We re-use ours every year!

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    1. Same! It felt so taboo to me after moving out and seeing how many people actually buy the real thing.

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  2. I'm glad I am not the only one who feels this way. What an unnecessary waste of so many trees lives just so we can hang a few baubles on them. The artificial ones look equally as good.
    Lynne x

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    1. Makes no sense, right? I'm just so grateful for the faux alternatives.<3

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