These days, more and more shopping centers, resorts, casinos and other commercial properties are choosing to invest in artificial Christmas trees instead of real trees. This makes a lot of sense, cost-wise. A recent study published by the American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA) shows that over a ten year period the cost of replacing a live Christmas tree every year is three times as expensive as purchasing a single artificial Christmas tree (which can last up to 10 years or more). Plus, with artificial trees, there are no messy needles, sticky sap or spilled water to mess with. So it’s no wonder that budget-conscious property managers are seeking to save money and hassle by using artificial trees for their holiday displays.
But how do you choose the right artificial tree? What are the options? In partnership with our sister website, Commercial Christmas Supply, Studio 25 Decor offers the following considerations in how to choose a commercial Christmas tree:
Is your Christmas tree going indoors or outdoors?
If your artificial Christmas tree is to be displayed indoors, size will be an important consideration. Commercial Christmas Supply (CCS) offers a wonderful variety of realistic-looking indoor trees ranging from 12 to 30 feet tall. If you have a large interior space to work with or if you are placing your tree outdoors, a gigantic tower tree may be more of what you are looking for. Available in heights up to 60 feet tall, these tower trees create a spectacular presentation indoors and out!
Which is better, an unlit or a pre-lit Christmas tree?
A pre-lit Christmas tree combines the beauty of a realistic looking evergreen with the convenience of having a tree that is pre-wired and strung with lights, which can be a real time-saver during the holiday season. Most pre-lit trees are available in a choice of traditional mini bulb lights or energy efficient LED lights. CCS offers a wide selection of pre-lit Christmas trees that are suited for indoor or outdoor use and are available in sizes up to 30 feet tall.
Consider a fully-decorated Christmas tree
As mentioned, earlier, time is of a premium during the hectic holiday season. For this reason, most commercial customers enjoy the convenience of having a tree that is pre-decorated. Decoration elements usually range from shatterproof bulbs and ornaments — a must for a public or commercial display — to fiberglass or metal holly leaves and berries, to illuminated tree toppers. CCS offers a number of Decorated Tree Packages that are designed to match most any holiday decor scheme.
Which stye of tree should you choose?
Artificial Christmas trees have come a long way over the years, and today’s trees look more realistic than ever. There are a number of styles to choose from, so the choice is pretty much a matter of personal taste. Through Commercial Christmas Supply, you can select from a nice assortment of artificial pine trees, fir trees, or even Snow-capped or flocked trees. While visiting their website, be sure to check out their unique selection Poinsettia, and illuminated Acacia and Crystal Branch trees.
For help in choosing the right artificial Christmas tree for your commercial holiday display, feel free to chat with one of our friendly design professionals. Like Santa’s Helpers, they’re ready to assist!