Fake vs. Real Christmas Tree: Which Will Save You More?

Depending on your choice of fake vs. real Christmas tree, you could be saving money every year.

Christmas tree in living room with presents in front of a fireplace
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The fake vs real Christmas tree debate has been simmering on for years. Traditionalists and romantics point to the festive smell and that sense of bringing the natural world into your home. Pragmatists point to the practicality (and environmental benefits) of reusing the same tree year after year. 

But, depending on your choice, you could be saving money every year. We take a look at the pros and cons of the great tree debate.

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Quincy is the digital producer at Kiplinger. He joined Kiplinger in May 2021. Before, he worked at Agora Financial - Paradigm Press and was a contributing writer for several other online media publications.

In his current role at Kiplinger, Quincy manages Kiplinger's newsletters, including Kiplinger Today, Investing Weekly, Tax Tips, Kiplinger’s Special Report, and Closing Bell. At the same time, he writes numerous articles every month. 

When he’s not working, he’s taking his dogs for a walk or fishing.