Since the first Christmas tree was decorated in Latvia in 1510, trees have become a pivotal part of Christmas celebrations. Each year millions of families across the United States painstakingly select the perfect tree and while all trees are beautiful, we prefer the real stuff. Here are five reasons to go real this year:
2. Christmas trees can calm you.
A study published in 2007 by scientists from Japan revealed that the smell of pine needles can battle anxiety, depression and stress – which are all heightened during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Additionally, herbalists say pine needles can help boost the immune system.