With Christmas right around the corner, you should have started to make your Christmas budget as one reader is currently doing. In the process, she wonders what is the better alternative: a real Christmas tree or an artificial Christmas tree?
I am trying to decide whether to purchase a real Christmas tree or an artificial Christmas tree this holiday season. We have always purchased a real tree in the past, but they are getting to be more and more expensive. I know that I will save money with an artificial tree in the long run, but they seem very tacky to me. Is there an artificial tree that isn’t tacky?
I’m also wondering which of the two is more environmentally friendly. Is using a real tree better than a plastic tree because of the chemicals used to make it or is using a plastic tree better than cutting down a real tree?
Any advice on where to buy either and the best way to save would be most appreciated. – J. W.
If you have an opinion you’d like to share to help this reader out, it could be worth $10 (see below) and would be greatly appreciated by all those curious about their options.
This is a new series that I’m going to begin where your comment might be worth $10. Here is how it works. Congratulations to latte hiatus and Hilary (I chose 2 numbers from the first one) as winner of the first $10 question:
How You Enter: Simply leave a comment to this question. Be sure to include a working email where I can contact you if you happen to win.
Requirements To Win: You must have an ING online bank account and an invite you can send me that hasn’t been used.
How Winner Will Be Chosen: by random number
If you have an ING bank account, you were given 25 invites to give to people. If your comment is chosen as the winner, you will send me one of your ING invites and I will convert it for you. When it is converted, you automatically receive $10 into your account. The winner will be chosen directly before I place up the next $10 question in the series. The actual length may vary, but at least once a week.
If you do not have an ING bank account, you are still free to comment, but you will not win anything if your comment happens to be chosen – in this case another random comment will be chosen.