TRVIA: Did you know? That Christmas tree has been rejected as a “pagan” tradition that should not be associated with the Christian religious celebration of Christmas. It has been rejected as a “Christian” tradition that should not be allowed to be endorsed in secular contexts in countries that have separation of church and state.
Admit it or not, you do have likes and dislike in life, well… everybody does. May it be a person, thing, place or event depends on your mood.
When you like and dislike something or someone its call personal judgment. But when you choose what you prefer that is merely a choice which is actually human nature, simply a rational reaction for a person that ties with personality, upbringing, environment, tradition and culture. Some people like talkative and outgoing personality, others don’t and just get irritated. Some people dislike night life while others love it! Some people love artificial, others prefer authentic.
More often than not during Christmas holidays, you’re stuck in the mood of disliking your favorite Black Christmas tree decorations because it somehow reminded you of things that shouldn’t be remembered during a cold winter’s night, or you found yourself ripping off those led Christmas pathway lights because you’re heart broken and you hate the thought that everybody’s happy except you. These simple things affect the way we decide towards out every day choices. However, there are also times when you wake up in the Christmas morning and smell the fresh and sort of mentholated scent of your Christmas tree wrapped with your cute red gold Christmas decorations, and yeah, a spark from out of the blue made your day!
In an important and special holidays like Christmas, choosing you’re very own decoration depends on your personality, culture and environment which is sometimes confusing and frustrating. Most of the time, you find yourself drowned by small decision-makings like: To decorate or not to decorate, to buy or to recycle? Things like that is easily answerable by yes or not but why is it most of us find it hard to deal with?
Just like in choosing and applying certain mood every now and then, decorations need also meticulous choosing to get your best desired style that suits your mood and personality. One of the important elements in Christmas decoration is the Christmas tree.
Traditionally, Christmas tree is decorated with edibles such as apples, nuts, or other foods to associate with Christmas celebration. By the way, these edibles are authentically decorated in an authentic Christmas tree way back in the 18th century. Nowadays, there are a wide variety of traditional ornaments, such as garland, tinsel, candy canes and Grinch Christmas tree topper to aid the attraction of the Christmas tree. Commonly used as Christmas tree is the fir which has the benefit of not shedding their needles when they dry out, as well as retaining good foliage color and scent.
However, choosing your Christmas decorations for the coming Christmas holidays goes back again on your personality like how you love a certain thing and how the environment and your life would sustain your style. One of the most demand decorations during Christmas holidays is the Christmas tree, a simple tree that when you add decorations in it would look elegant and stunning in the naked eyes. It’s a tradition to decorate a Christmas tree inside or outside of the house. But before decorating it, you need to know that there two different types of Christmas tree: the artificial and the authentic one. Below are gathered augmented facts to provide you with knowledge with the decorations you’re trying to buy and help you decide your choice whether it’s a yes or no.
With every material thing that we own have designated pros and cons that threaten or improve the health, safety, lifestyle and environment of the human life.
Artificial Christmas Trees: Pros and Cons
- One of the biggest advantages of using artificial trees is it is cost-savvy. You don’t have to rip a large amount in your wallet to invest on Christmas tree, just a little bucks and you’re good to go.
- Artificial trees are convenient. All you have to do is pull it out to wherever you kept it and drag it somewhere around the house. Place your favorite Grinch Christmas tree topper and Great Dane Christmas ornaments for additional attraction.
- Artificial Christmas trees are water saver. The trees don’t need any watering and won’t scatter mounds of messy needles all over the floor. However
- One of the major disadvantages of artificial Christmas tree is it that it is made of PVC plastics which can be possible source of lead and is dangerous for the human health. PVC plastics release dioxins that are extremely toxic to both humans and animals. It can cause serious health problems like cancer, liver kidney, neurological damage. PVC is a petroleum-based, non-biodegradable plastic.
- Once you throw your artificial Christmas tree away when holiday’s over, it’s going to be in the landfill forever as it is petroleum-based and non-biodegradable plastic.
- Artificial trees can’t be recycled.
- Fake trees are a fire hazard.
Authentic Christmas Trees: Pros and Cons
- Nature-friendly. Real Christmas trees are nature-friendly as of course it helps in balancing the ecosystem and does not carry hazardous components that might affect the health of human and animals.
- Helps clean air. The fresh and mentholated scent of the real Christmas tree helps in cleaning the air in your surroundings. It is best for people who have respiratory ailments like asthma.
- Provide sheltered habitat for wildlife. More particularly for rabbits, deer, raccoons, badgers and several species of birds.
- Makes your home smell good and relaxing because of the fresh air it releases. However
- The biggest disadvantage in buying a real Christmas tree is that it’s really expensive.
- Real trees are high maintenance. They must be watered continuously and best if you have your own large Christmas tree stand for it, and will drop needles on the floor.