Pining For The Perfect Tree? Here Are 5 Of The Most Popular Christmas Tree Options
Oh, Christmas tree! One of the greatest symbols of holiday warmth, charm, wonder and fancy, a Christmas tree is considered by many to be the most dazzling and beloved holiday decoration to grace a home. Yes, once a year we hunt for a tree to take home, dress up and practically revere (for a few weeks, anyway.) Whether you channel Clark Griswold or Charlie Brown, we’ve described the unique offerings of 5 of the most popular Christmas tree options for your tree selecting pleasure. Happy hunting!
Capable of living for a thousand years in the wild, the Douglas Fir is one of the strongest and most durable choices for your Christmas tree. It’s sure to hold up to structural breaches such as your adventurous cat or your drunk uncle who will inevitably come crashing into it and then blame you for so carelessly putting it in the middle of the floor. Its branches droop slightly so if you’re packing heavy ornaments, you’ll have to be strategic with their placement. Brandishing soft and pleasantly fragrant needles, it’s obvious why the Douglas Fir is a popular choice.
Due to it’s upward facing branches, the Fraser Fir is ideal for those families who have 300 Disney ornaments from the 90’s and a personification complex. Not to worry, no savage choices necessary as to whether it’ll be Dumbo or Bashful who must face a black, cardboard box Christmas. The Fraser Fir will welcome them all with sweet smelling, needled arms. The Fraser also has decent needle retention, so no need to worry about an excessive amount of shedding.
The Balsam Fir, native to northeast United States and Southeast Canada, is known for its resinous blisters inside the bark. Sound unpleasant? They’re actually the source behind the tree’s especially fragrant scent. These babies will permeate every inch of your house with the delightful smell of Christmas. The tree’s “slender spire-like tip” makes it the obvious choice for showcasing your favorite tree topper whether it’s an elegant star or an omniscient angel.
The Colorado Blue Spruce possesses a gorgeous, soft blue color that makes it the go-to choice for those holiday patrons looking for something special. It’s said to have an unfavorable odor when the needles are crushed so if your adventurous cat or tipsy uncle previously mentioned are on the scene, perhaps it’s not for you. However, for those looking to impress, there’s no denying the tree’s distinct symmetrical form and unique coloring make it a beautiful focal point for your home this holiday season.
And finally, how could we leave out the ever growing in popularity, FAKE TREE?! Maybe you’ve tired of sweeping fallen needles over the years… perhaps your heart can’t take the sight of your dejected, garbage truck bound tree on the curb post Christmas or maybe you’re just turning into Scrooge. Regardless of the reason, an artificial tree is a practical option. They come in all different colors, have “real feel” needles and best of all, can be delivered right to your doorstep.
No matter what type of tree you choose, enjoy the magic of bringing the outside in, and have a very Merry Christmas!
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