Some artificial Christmas trees which were the first to be manufactured in the United States came from companies which also made brushes for your toilet out of hair from animals, and then they were dyed a green color. Eventually these brushes changed over to brushes that were made of plastic bristles later on.
Older artificial Christmas trees had branches which you placed in to a wood pole that was used as the center of the Christmas tree. The branches were coded with different colors and included a diagram that told you which colors went where on the pole. Later on, a PVC product was used to make the branches and the needles of the artificial Christmas trees are more realistic looking. Artificial Christmas trees keep getting better and better s the years roll by.
Artificial Christmas trees are available in many sizes, shapes and colors. They also give you the options of being pre-lit with colored or clear lights, even fiber optic lights and large or small light bulbs on the trees. Besides green trees being one of the most popular types purchased, white Christmas trees are also big on the market too. People love the white trees because they remind them of a snow fall and their ornaments show up and seem to glisten against the trees white branches.
The artificial Christmas trees of today, do not have to be put together branch by branch and coded with colors, they now have their branches attached with a hinge like mechanism that is directly on the pole itself. All you have to do is take it out of it’s box, pull the branches down and fluff them up to your liking, if they are pre-lit then all your work is done and all you have to do is plug it in and enjoy.
Some helpful tips when buying artificial Christmas trees is to look over the displayed models carefully. Do a test to see how secure the artificial Christmas trees are when slightly bumped or moved some, to determine if it may be easy to fall over, this comes in especially handy if your have pets or small children which will be around the area of trees. Check to be sure the branches of the artificial tree are sturdy enough that they will be able to hold up your heavier ornaments without branches bending downward. A artificial Christmas tree stand made out of metal instead of plastic works the best and lasts longer. If you find a tree you really like, but it has a plastic tree stand, ask the retailer if you can purchase a metal stand for it separately. Most retailers have these available to their customers.
With all the options available in artificial Christmas trees today, almost everyone prefers them over the real Christmas trees for their holiday decorating. There are even artificial trees made from wire or plastic in spirals wit lights of green, red or white. These are used as great and beautiful outdoor decorating for Christmas time.
A new trend emerging is that of the upside down artificial Christmas trees. This is a unique and quirky idea a lot of people are using for their Christmas trees. The upside down artificial trees allow more room for your gifts under the tree and more room for your ornaments on the top which is really the bottom of the tree. Which ever tree you choose make sure it is one you will get god use out of for many years to come and you will have gotten your money’s worth. Most artificial trees last many, many years.