Christmas is merely days away, and whether you put up your Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving or you wait until Christmas Eve, the tree has become a huge part of American Christmases. As classic as it seems, however, everyone celebrates with different trees. Some like a natural tree, while others prefer an artificial store-bought one to use in the future.
A study by Treetopia investigated how each state approaches their tree decorations, and the results are very interesting. For instance, the most popular color for all artificial trees is green (of course), but once you start looking at non-traditional tree colors, silver is the most popular across the nation.
If you buy artificial trees, you probably live in Tennessee, Florida, or West Virginia
These numbers reflect the findings of the 2014 state GDP as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Customers don’t really care about the smell of a Christmas tree, instead, they look for shape and realism.
If you prefer and use a real tree, you’re in the minority in America.
However, if you own an artificial Christmas tree, you probably own more than one.
Finally, if you buy an artificial tree, you’re in it for the commitment.
Couple these stats with the fact that the current going rate for a real tree is anywhere from $30-$180, it’s no wonder that most trees are fake nowadays. With a traditionally more mess-free setup and the concept of ‘buy once, cry once, behind the fake tree train, those stats make sense.