Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 14, 2008
Once upon a time, purchasing an artificial Christmas tree for the family was akin to giving socks and underwear as a gift - the effort was appreciated, but it didn't really create any "holiday magic" around the house.
But now, thanks to decades of incredible innovations in the industry, artificial Christmas trees last longer than ever, and look so real that many people can't tell the difference from their natural counterparts even when standing in the same room. And during these tough economic times, more and more people are seeing the benefits of choosing one special tree and then re-using it over the course of the next several years.
Consumers who report the highest satisfaction with their artificial Christmas trees are those who are best educated about the industry and know what to look for in a tree vendor. This is especially important given that the best selection and price can now be found online rather than in brick and mortar stores.
Tips for Buying the Perfect Artificial Christmas Tree Online
The following information was gathered by reviewing online Christmas tree vendors and comparing features and offers from those who report the highest satisfaction ratings.
Lights. To make the holidays even more convenient for their customers, top artificial tree sellers are now offering their full assortment of trees already "Pre Lit" with lights.
While this is one of the greatest inovations ever to the artificial tree industry, it is only as good as the light set that is on the tree they are selling. The longer lasting the light set, the better the pre lit artificial Christmas Tree. No one wants an almost lit tree that was suppose to be pre lit, so be sure to buy from a company that warranties the lights for at least five years or more.
Selection. Almost every breed of natural tree now has a perfect artificial version available for purchase. To make sure you find the one that looks best in your home, shop at an online tree vendor that offers a variety of different styles and sizes.
Quality Products. Check out customer satisfaction ratings and find those companies that offer the best, long-lasting products. Remember, you shouldn't settle for anything less than trees and lights that look as good five years from now as they did the day you first took it out of the box.
Realism. Keep an eye open for trees with realistic looking needles. Detailed molding and casting technology has allowed artificial tree makers to create hundreds of realistic needles on each set of tree branches. And while all breeds of artificial trees are starting to look like the real thing, pay special attention to Fraser Fir and Noble Fir trees. They tend to look even more realistic than most tree types and also have sturdier branches which make them ideal for decorating. And for even more realism, you can even find trees with trunks that look exactly like the real thing.
Free Shipping. With the online artificial tree market more competitive than ever, companies are doing whatever it takes to get your business. That means many sites are now offering FREE shipping or discounted expedited shipping as perks.
Warranties. Quality artificial trees are built to provide years of enjoyment. Season after season they should look like new from the moment you bring them out of storage and into your living room. In order to insure that you will have always have a tree ready to go for the holiday season, be sure and buy from a company that offers warranties for their products. Generally, these warranties last ten years or more and cover replacement due to damage or wear-and-tear.
Garland and Other Accessories. To add to the realistic look and feel of your tree, be sure to find a company that offers matching garland and other accessories. The online vendors to work with are those that offer "one stop shopping" for everything needed to create a holiday feel.
Why Buying an Artificial Christmas Tree Makes Good Sense
There are a variety of reasons why buying an artificial tree for Christmas makes good sense. In addition to the aforementioned quality of the trees themselves, there is also a tremendous cost savings. Buying and reusing the same tree year after year can save families thousands of dollars over the years. Also, the holidays can be a stressful time. Not having to worry about driving around and fighting traffic to find the perfect tree is reason enough for many families to "go artificial."
Artificial trees are also super-sturdy. In fact, there are some things you can do with an artificial tree that you can't with a natural tree - like hand extra heavy ornaments without sagging branches! And you can do it year after year with the same level of resiliency.
There's nothing disposable about the new generation of artificial Christmas trees. Shop smart, and they can provide joy for many holiday seasons to come.
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