We’re not really tree huggers, we’re more tree air-kissers. And we are totally in favor of the artificial Christmas tree in lieu of the real one. It just seems better for the environment. Plus live trees always turn into bone-dry, kindling fire hazards about a day after we get them anyway.
Then there’s the constant dropping of the needles. We did not skip a car payment to buy a Dyson vacuum only to have it jammed up with sap and twigs!
But leaving them lying around can have even worse consequences.
Take for example, when explaining away to co-workers how we acquired tree debris all over the backs after going home for lunch. (What can we say? There was a big package under the tree that day with our name all over it.)
Even with synthetic reigning supreme, there is one other thing desperately missing with a fake tree – the smell. There’s nothing like coming home to find the fresh scent of the holidays wafting about.
Usually anything we’ve smelled that tried to capture that magical scent ended up reeking of bad car air freshener or some knock-off Pine-Sol they use to clean public toilets.
Then we found the Thymes Frasier Fir scented candles and ended up in olfactory ecstasy. They really do smell just like a real tree. And each candle burns for up to 40 hours.
Think people will be tricked by the scent even though we opted for a metallic pink tree this year?
Thymes Frasier Fir Aromatic Candle $25