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      Real or artificial tree?

      Are you ready for the holidays, or do you still have decorations and the tree to put up?

      There's something about getting a real tree that people love; perhaps it's the smell. Regardless, three different types of trees seem to be the most popular among shoppers: the Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, and Blue Spruce.

      "The Blue Spruce has a nice blue color that some people like. The Douglas Fir tends to grow a little thicker; people like a thicker tree, people like a tree more open if they have bigger ornaments and they want to show them off. It's really a personal preference," said Eric Meister.

      At Meister's Christmas tree lot, you can get a pre-cut full-size tree from $20-$32. They also have 16 footers.

      However, if you're looking for a tree that will last past the new year, the spruce isn't recommended as it loses its needles faster than the others.

      "We also make wreaths several different sizes, decorated or undecorated, some swags and also in our greenhouse, we have poinsettias," Meister said.

      Now, you may be more inclined to get an artificial tree as you can use it every year.

      Menards has more than 60 different types of trees in a variety of sizes s tarting at $20 to more than $200 for the bigger ones that come with lights.

      "I think the most popular ones tend to be the ones that kind of look the most real. Some of the snow covered ones, they have that look of being in the snow, sell really well. A lot of people go with the pre-lit. They like the convenience," said Darren Miller, General Manager, Menards.

      When it comes to lightning them, more LED lights are out on the market starting at $7.98. Even some of the traditional lights come in LED. LEDs are energy efficient and even have their own spark to them.