There’s been a great debate over purchasing a real Christmas tree over a faux Christmas tree for ages. Many people believe that real Christmas trees are a symbol of the holiday. However, while it’s lovely to have a piece of nature in your home for a few weeks, there are some drawbacks–real trees can be fire hazards due to the sap from the pine needles, the needles fall and create a big mess, and you have to water them almost every day. Okay, you’re thinking. Why not just get a faux tree? Most fake trees contain polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, which produces carcinogens during manufacturing and disposal–ick! So what’s an eco-goddess like you supposed to do? Don’t despair–there are plenty of fun and green alternatives to a traditional/faux Christmas tree! Why not try…
For a whimsical sustainable wooden tree, try this adorable Japanese number with cutouts for ornaments.
This walnut, cherry or birch wonder can be used all year round! Try hearts on valentine’s day or colored eggs on Easter!
This recycled cardboard tree comes with a set of energy efficient LED lights, making this tree festive and eco-friendly!
This tree serves a dual purpose–a Christmas decoration and a source of fresh rosemary!
What do you think, LivLunatics? Do you have any Christmas tree alternatives of your own?