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Christmas is right around the corner, which means people are starting to put their trees up! There are two options when it comes to Christmas trees: real or fake. How do you determine which one to choose?

Real trees are the better option because there are many positive effects with them. 

Real Christmas trees are great for families. Families have traditions in which they pick out a real Christmas tree and put it up together every year. According to Real Simple, “Taking a plastic tree out of storage every year isn’t quite the same as heading to a Christmas tree farm.” Holiday traditions are a big part of Christmas for many families. There’s nothing like picking out and cutting down your own tree. Children love the Christmas season and enjoy activities involving the holidays. Kids get joy from having a good time during the season. 

Others believe that a fake tree is the better option. People will argue that a fake tree is easier to take care of. However, taking the same tree out of the basement or the attic every year isn’t nearly as exciting as picking out your own, especially for children. There isn’t nearly as much excitement with the same reused tree every year, as there is with choosing a brand new one yourself. 

Using a real tree for a Christmas tradition should be more recognized for kids. Using real trees also provides a natural scent to homes. Kids would find enjoyment in bundling up and heading to the tree farm to choose their favorite tree. Coming home and setting it up with lights and ornaments is a perfect way to bring the Christmas spirit for children. 

Real trees are overall the better option. Keeping traditions during the holidays should be important for families with kids. Using a real tree instead of a fake tree has so many benefits for kids. Having fun during the holidays is important. 


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Olivia Busico, Opinion Writer
Livi is a Junior at Struthers High School and is 17 years old. She is in Journalism 1 as an opinion writer. Livi enjoys swimming, amusement parks, attending concerts/events, shopping, and sleeping. Her favorite subject in school is English. She enjoys spending time with her friends and boyfriend. Livi’s favorite singer is “A Boogie wit the Hoodie.” Livi is involved within her school. She plays softball and is involved in 3 clubs: Medical Careers Club, Interact Club, and Future Teachers Club. Livi enjoys playing softball and has been a part of the community for 13 years. Livi used to work at Dairy Queen in Struthers but now works at Gordon Food Services. She’s been there for a little over a month and couldn't ask for a better crew to work with. Livi’s favorite part of Journalism is having the opportunity to choose what she writes about. Her main goal for the school year is to get into National Honor Society and maintain straight A’s. Math has always been a challenge for her, but Mr.Matzye makes it more fun and understanding. Livi wants to become an Ultrasound Technician after High School and is looking forward to graduating next year.
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