Nrthwnd wrote:I'm curious who of you already has these kinds of trees and who still goes out to either buy a fresh cut tree, or cut one themself in one of those tree growing farms?
My family started using artificial trees when I was a kid. We traveled from GA to NC every year for the Holidays, usually for at least a week. It just wasn't safe to leave a real tree with lights. (My Dad was very early into the lights on a timer deal, so the lights would come on every day. Not a good plan if no one will be around to water a real tree.)
The only hazard my Dad then found himself in was that my Mother never throws anything away. So now he gets to set up multiple trees around the house for her different themes! We finally convinced her to lose a the original 70's/80's era trees just in the last five years or so!
After moving to NC, we usually had a live cedar tree cut for the front porch. I'm not doing one this year though. This is the first year without my Grandmother, and I'm trying to keep things similar yet different. Now they can make artificial trees that are so incredibly real and they stay pretty when the real ones start falling apart. We've also found it is much better for our allergies. I think we are all using artificial trees in my immediate family now. (It's late..I'm rambling again!)