|There's an interesting article here about live vs plastic trees, and is also the image source.|
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Random Giveaway #6: Christmas Trees - Live or Plastic?
The first Christmas Sam and I were together we were incredibly poor. We had both just lost our jobs and had no prospects, so it wasn't a particularly bright season. We were living on what little we had saved (which wasn't much because we were young and spent everything we earned), and neither of us had any Christmas decorations to speak of. We decided that we needed a tree to make us feel as though it was the holiday season though, so while we were out one day we found a fake tree that was on sale for $20 to put up at home. The only ornaments that we had were some that Sam's mom had made for us and a string of lights we found at a version of a dollar store. We still have that rather sad little tree and actually use it more Christmases than I thought we would, but this year we decided to get a live tree. Personally, I have fond memories of going out to pick out our live trees from my childhood, and I have enjoyed the smell from our tree this year. In some ways though, I feel guilty for getting a tree that will soon lose all of its needles and will at some point just end up in a mulch pile (which is of course, usable, so not necessarily a bad thing).
So, here is the question for this giveaway: When choosing a Christmas tree, what is your preference: live or faux, and why? I know this is very specifically Christmas-oriented, so I apologize to other seasonal holiday celebrators, but please do feel free to toss your thoughts in on the matter. All entries should be submitted via the comment form and must be received no later than Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. MST. The comment submission form will serve at the time stamp indicator, and all entries received after the cut off point will not be a part of the gift selection process. If you have not read the contest rules, please do so by clicking here.