Millennials Prefer Real Christmas Trees for Holiday Traditions

Millennials Prefer Real Christmas Trees for Holiday Traditions

Russell Nemetz
Russell Nemetz
Millennials are creating their own Christmas traditions by seeking out real Christmas trees.

Some of their baby boomer parents have turned to fake trees as they have aged. Millennials tend to want

everything in their life to be authentic, natural, and meaningful. Their purchasing decisions and preferences are driving trends from artisan goods, to organic produce, to authentic and adventurous experiences. Real

Christmas Trees and the family experience of selecting it fall right in line with all of these interests.

Real Christmas trees smell like Christmas. Going to pick out your real Christmas tree is an event to look

forward to and remember forever. Every tree is unique. It becomes a one-of-a-kind icon for each year in your

family's history.

Real Christmas trees come from the earth and return to the earth; they are biodegradable, and can be reused for

mulch or recycled in multiple ways. Christmas tree farmers make sure planting and harvesting are balanced to

protect the environment. In fact, for every real Christmas tree they harvest, they plant at least one new tree.

Research has demonstrated the growing of real Christmas trees helps with carbon sequestration, naturally

working to slow down climate change.

"A Real Christmas tree is the traditional symbol for this season of giving, sharing, and family gatherings," says

Paul Schroeder, a Christmas tree grower from Wisconsin and president of the National Christmas Tree

Association (NCTA). "Nothing says Christmas more than the fresh scent, feel and evergreen beauty of a real

Christmas tree."

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