The New Christmas Tree Economy

Great piece in Design Observer from a couple months ago exploring the new economy of the Christmas tree, which is being redefined by growing environmental consciousness and recession frugality.

Highlighting some of the tensions that exist in the Christmas ritual – pagan vs. Christian, natural vs. artifical – the essay goes on to underline some of the welcome trends in Christmas tree production and consumption (like tree rentals and sustainable tree farms).

Read it here.

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