There’s a long line of examples that could be used to back up the argument that “real” is far superior to “artificial.”
1.) Real mashed potatoes are far better than insant ones.
2.) Natural light is far better than artificial light. (Especially the nasty halogen lights that hang in most public restrooms.)
3.) Real cook-and-serve pudding is better than instant pudding.
I could go on and on.
However, I clearly see the argument that sometimes fake is better.
In the case of Christmas trees, though? I’m here to say that REAL trees are better. They just are.
However, given our location and the lack of pine and fir trees, it appears that aside from a palm tree our only true lasting option is a Christmas tree of the artificial variety. Why? Well, the other ones dry out pretty darn quickly here. And really? Really? Who has the time to vacuum up needles every.single.day.
So, do you want to see our tree?
…And, our mini tree.
Ho, ho, ho.