plastic?..... or real ones.

@bombshell (11266)
Germany
October 30, 2008 8:46am CST
in germany most of them are using real christmas tree not a plastic.but the real ones are too expensive and only one time used. i am thinking to change my plastic christmas tree to real christmas tree.so if you were me what would you prefer?
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
We would always have a plastic Christmas Tree since we dont really have pine trees in our area and most of the country. So its always been a plastic tree. If I were you Id have to pick a real tree just because I havent had any Christmas with a real tree before and getting to experience that at least one Christmas in a lifetime would be enough.^_^ Whatever you decide, just enjoy the holidays.^_^
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
30 Oct 08
thanks thats anice thought of YOU!
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
You're very much welcome. ...and Thank you as well (for the mark).
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
30 Oct 08
I had grown up with a artificial tree. Now as an adult with my own kids I get real trees. I much prefer real trees. They smell good and it just feels more like a real christmas with them.
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
31 Oct 08
i agree
@carinio98 (2935)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
yap i seen it on tv... they used real tree not plastic even in us they used tree they cut it by them self from there backyard. if i put christmas tree to our house i want the real one than plastic coz i want to feel the real christmas spirit.
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
31 Oct 08
correct! the real spirit of christmas but expensive.
• United States
31 Oct 08
well i have a fake one because i get to use it more than once and i dont like the idea of trees getting cut down for decoration
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
31 Oct 08
you are right and save the nature and money.
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
Christmas is here and so is our discussions too!LOL! Merry Christmas in advance friend! I wish I can have a real tree but its impossible to get one here in our country!! its been a practice to have a christmas tree and in my home we have a 7 foot tree..and its plastic! I believe that in every Filipino home a Plactic Christmas tree is present ( tall or short! as long as its christmas tree!) :0) .. have a great day friend!
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
31 Oct 08
thank you Lyn and yes christmas is coming but sad we are not in pinas to feel the warmth.so what ever it is plastic or real christmas must go on hehehehe.
@littleowl (7157)
31 Oct 08
Hi bombshell..I noe use a plastic decorated one and it has lights on too, at least that is there for each year rather than buying a fresh one, also it helps to save more trees being cut down...littleowl
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
31 Oct 08
agree littleowl.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
30 Oct 08
[i]Hi bombshell, It's nice to have the real one but practicality wise, I would prefer plastic and I can reuse it! But, maybe if I have a lot of resources, I will try to have the real tree but I will not spend a lot of money on it! LO[/i]L!
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
31 Oct 08
yeah a lot nicer and i guess for small one its not very expensive.try your feel the real spirit of christmas.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I used to always buy real trees, and then plant them on the property once Christmas was over. To me, buying a real tree (a cut one) and then throwing it away after the season, seems like such a waste of trees and natural resources. I bought a nice artificial tree on sale one year, it looks just like a real tree, and everybody that's ever seen it can't believe it's a fake lol. The next year I didn't have to buy any tree, so for the cost of that fake tree, I saved the money I would have spent on a real tree every year. That's quite a savings over the years! The fake tree still looks beautiful & natural after 15 years...so if I spent $40 on a real tree (before) then over 15 years I would have saved a total of $600.00! (Actually, my live trees cost far more than that, so the savings has been even greater) Artificial is nice because you don't have to vaccuum up the pine needles, and there is no watering, nor is there a fire hazard. I've grown to love my fake one, if I want pine scent, I have other greens around the house that provide that~ Whatever you choose, have a happy holiday!
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
31 Oct 08
i appreciate you opinion and thanks.
@kedves (728)
3 Nov 08
it all depends on your taste on the room you have and whether you are prepared to look after it during the festive season. i prefer real trees as they give more special meaning especially if you find somewhere you can pick your own and cut it down its fun. but dont forget to keep it watered so the needles do not fall off. we have had good luck and bad luck with real trees. we use plastic now or should i say imitation :) and to be honest its easier, its less messy and they can be made to fit small spaces. real trees are fun for the kids as it brings life to the room :) anyway good luck your choice and sorry was not able to help :)
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
I would really prefer to have a real tree rather than the plastic ones. But people like me who lives in a tropical country, would just settle for the plastic ones since we don't don't have those pine trees for Christmas trees. Also, I believe that the real tree emits a very nice scent or pine scent that would make one feel the season more.
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
1 Nov 08
Hello bombshell, First advance merry christams, if in my side it will be better if the real christmas tree, specially in your place have lot of it,the plastic christmas tree we use only in the malls & home that they dont have any real tree & also it will depent to your saving because i heard real one is most expensive than the plastic tree.
• India
1 Nov 08
I think if you ahve a plastic tree, you would be conscious of it and would nt really feel nice about it. having the real tree is always a much better feeling. Plus it has life and is breathing and you can feel the freshness. A real tree for me any day.
• United States
1 Nov 08
Well, I'm not the best person to ask. If it were me I would do the plastic tree for two reasons. One, I wouldn't be able to have my mom over, or even visit her for the entire time the tree was in my house. She is violently allergic to real pine trees, and can't stand to be around them, or anyone that has. Second, even if it weren't for my mom's allergies, I still wouldn't want the real tree. For the whole time the real tree is in the house, you have to clean up the dropping pine needles from the tree until you decide to throw it away, plus you have to dispose of your Christmas tree in a special way, you can't just sit it out on the curb. With all that, plus I have to go out and buy a new one every year, I would rather have the plastic tree. You only have to look at it once a year anyway, so why fuss about what its made of?
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
31 Oct 08
So dry here I dont use real trees any more for a few years we had the white plastic now we have a green one
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
31 Oct 08
It is also nice to try and have a real Christmas tree in the house even just once but if you are thinking to be a practical one then it is better for you to have a plastic in which you could recycle it in the next year of the same celebration...
@maxilimian (3099)
• Indonesia
31 Oct 08
I prefer keeps to use plastic tree, it's more economical because i can use it everytime Christmast comes and more friendly to the nature