We can hardly believe it ourselves but the Christmas countdown is on! The 1st December is here and the Christmas spirit has reached an all-time high, as is the yearly debate on what type of tree to buy – real or artificial?

There’s nothing better than waking up to the smell of new pine each morning and studies have found that their scent has a positive effect on the mind. Some may say that a real tree requires you to be more artistically creative as they don’t have those regimented gaps that come with an artificial tree.

An artificial tree however can be seen as a trusted friend, standing by you year in year out, holding lots of Christmas memories and joy. Most importantly you don’t need to clean up after them and they’re easily customisable.

Whether you go with a real or artificial tree, that true moment of joy is when the decorating is complete and you plug the lights in to find that they work – result!