For those that insist on the real deal, pine smelling, needle sheding Christmas tree each year - the trek to attain said tree can be a lot less taxing this year. Amazon recently announced that this will be the first year you can actually order a real Christmas tree from the online retail giant and have it delivered right to your doorstep (no axe or hike through the snow required).
Mashable reports about the trees offered for delivery on Amazon in time for the holidays and how those on social media are reacting to the news. The trees will start shipping out as early as November and customers can choose between Fraser and Douglas firs as well as Norfolk Island Pines. Some of the trees will be offered for free shipping to Prime customers, which may convince some to leave that pink plastic tree in the attic this year.
But the cost of the trees may not be the same sweet deal you’re getting with your local tree farm each year. A 7-foot Fraser fir will run you upwards of $115 and will arrive within 10 days of ordering. The trees will come all packaged and freshly chopped in regular Amazon boxes, ready for trimming and festivities.
After hearing news of the new Christmas tree offer on Amazon, feelings were mixed among social media users. Some pointed out that purchasing trees from the site would take away from those who count on this seasonal job to bring in extra money over the holidays. Others were just happy to have the extra conveniece of having a Christmas tree delivered to their home. One Twitter user wrote, “i already buy 92% of my things from @amazon so HELLS YES I WILL BUY A CHRISTMAS TREE FROM THEM TOO.” But another Twitter user humorously pointed out how the service may be impeding on tradition saying, “Starting in November Amazon can ship a live full sized Christmas tree to your door. Maybe for a little extra they can decorate, drink your milk and cookies, open up your presents and spend quality time with Aunt Sally for you too.”
What do you think of Amazon offering Christmas tree delivery this year?
Does this sound like something you would purchase through Amazon?