Tangled Traditions!

Tangled Traditions!

Unwrapping the Eco-Friendly Choice for Christmas

Step into a winter wonderland where twinkling lights dance, and the aroma of freshly baked sugar cookies signals the season. It’s almost time to put up a Christmas tree and hang the brightest shining star on top of it.

But wait - before you pick out your perfect tree, let's unwrap the green mystery behind ‘real and artificial ’ Christmas choices.

Lets see what’s better, Green or Gleem?



The Natural Beauty - Real Christmas Trees

The experience of putting up a real Christmas tree with your family is something special. While fake trees are usually designed to mimic a 'perfect' tree, often it's those little imperfections that give a Christmas tree its magical appeal. An artificial tree can never quite replicate the natural beauty of a real tree. The minimal look and the scent of the crisp pine is one of the highlights of december.

More so than ever, people are considering the environmental cost of Christmas and trying to be as sustainable as possible. The Christmas tree you choose is a large part of this effort, with real trees generally having a smaller carbon footprint than artificial ones.

 If you have limited space or simply don't want to find room to store a fake tree, then a real one is the answer. A freshly cut Christmas tree can be recycled, composted or chipped to use as garden mulch too.


The Shimmering Illusion - Artificial Christmas Trees

No matter how many years a fake tree is used for, it always ends up in landfill eventually. Artificial Christmas trees are usually made from a combination of non-biodegradable materials, including metal, plastic and PVC, meaning they can't be recycled when they begin to look tired.

While you may wish to hide much of a fake tree behind tinsel, ribbon, bows and ornaments, a real Christmas tree looks stunning with just some twinkling lights and carefully positioned baubles.

While real trees will have less of an impact than plastic ones when sent to landfill, they do release methane gasses. The best way to dispose of your real tree is by recycling, or even upcycling into small animal habitats or Christmas decorations for next year.


Carbon Footprint Showdown!

The Carbon Trust states that a fake Christmas tree has to be used for at least 10 years to have a lower carbon footprint than a real one. Bear in mind that the more robust and authentic looking an artificial Christmas tree is, the more expensive it's likely to be. This means you'll have to spend a lot of cash on the initial outlay of an artificial tree, which often ends up around the same amount as 10 real trees spread over the decade.


Well Well Well…..

Christmas trees are a quintessential part of the festive season, providing a joyful and merry atmosphere for celebrations and brightening up the long dark evenings.

In the heart of the holidays, as we embrace the warmth of tradition, let's also embrace a greener tomorrow. Extend the spirit of sustainability to your self-care routine with Darzata, where skincare meets nature, and beauty meets responsibility.



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