5 Reasons a Wreath Can Be Better Than a Tree

Living in a small apartment, the last thing many of us want to do is bring a tree into the mix. If you're pressed for space, time, energy, whatever it may be this season, here are five reasons we've come up with to consider a wreath on the door instead of a tree in the living room:
  • The smell good, which is one reason for having a tree. Get yourself a natural green wreath instead and you won't miss the seasonal smell at all!
  • They can be free. Just ask around at local tree lots. Often, they're more than willing to give away their trimmings, which can be fashioned into a wreath for nothing!
  • They can be decorated. Have a small collection of ornaments you want to put to use? Hang them on the wreath! Lights are a bit more of a challenge, but it can be done.
  • Less waste. Are we the only ones reminded of corpses when the holidays have passed and trees are laying on every curb? Skip all the waste and go with a smaller, friendlier wreath.
  • They're easier to get home. Have you ever tried to lug a tree home on an icy, busy sidewalk? What about up four flights of stairs?

Have you ever substituted a wreath for a tree? What were your reasons?

Image: Lindsey Roberts

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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