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You Can Get A Real Christmas Tree From Amazon This Holiday Season

Alright, please bear with me through the next few moments because I'm about to talk about Christmas, and I know many of you are thinking "it's not even Halloween yet."

But I promise you'll appreciate me bringing up Christmas this early because I'm about to tell you something that will make your life a little bit easier this upcoming holiday season.

Amazon has announced that for the first time ever it will be selling real Christmas trees, ranging from two to seven feet tall.

According to the online retailer's 2018 holiday look book, you will have the option to choose from Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, and Norfolk Islands. The trees will all be sourced from a North Carolina farm, and sent to your home within 10 days of being cut, starting late November.

If you're wondering about the logistics of shipping a large tree, don't worry, Amazon has it all figured out.

Before you make your purchase, you will have the option to choose the specific date you want the tree delivered, so you can be home to receive the evergreen packaged in a large box. Prime members will still be eligible for free two-day shipping on some of the trees.

If you aren't a Prime member, you can sign up anytime for $119 a year. The membership will not only entitle you to free shipping, it also gives you access to Amazon video, special deals on the website as well as regular discounts at Whole Foods.

In addition to the evergreens, Amazon has also added more items to their holiday decor collection, including wreaths, flowers, and garlands.

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Last year, the retailer sold a selection of fresh tress, but they were all under three-feet. This year, they're hoping to compete with other retailers, and the National Christmas Tree Association sees it as a good thing.

"We see their entry into the market as offering consumers another option to purchase a real tree to make their Christmas special, better for the environment and support local Christmas tree growers," Tim O'Connor, the group's executive director told CNN. "More options for consumers to purchase a real tree are better for everyone."

Understandably, ordering a tree online may not be for everyone, especially if you're someone who likes to adventure outdoors and make Christmas tree picking a family experience. But for everyone else, you can save time by letting the delivery guy bring one of the National Christmas Tree Association-approved trees to you.

If a real tree isn't your style, you can still find a great selection of Artificial trees on Amazon. Here are a few of their best-sellers:

Best Choice Products Premium Hinged Pine, 6 feet - $42.99

National Tree Kingswood Fir Pencil Tree, 7.5 feet - $78.99

King of Christmas Foot Prince Flock Tree - $79

Premium Spruce Hinged Artificial Christmas Tree, 7.5 feet  - $84.99

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Happy tree shopping!

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.