The day after Thanksgiving, I saw several cars rolling down the highway with Christmas trees tied to their car roofs. It got me to thinking: Which is more frugal, buying an artificial tree or a real one?
To me, the answer is clear. Artificial trees can be used for many years, you don’t have to water them, and you don’t have to deal with pine needles all over your floor.
Still, some people love the tradition of going and finding the perfect tree each year. Others like the real tree look and smell.
Several years ago, I bought a 6′ skinny tree at Target for about $15. It’s nothing fancy, but it does its job.
In our area, real trees (the good ones) can cost $75-$100+. To me, that’s a bad purchase. It’ll last for a month or so, then you have to dispose of it.
Save a tree, save some money, and buy a fakey.
What do you do?