LED Lights vs. Fiber Optic Christmas Trees

The most important decorative features of your Christmas tree are, of course, the lights. As more advanced and environmentally friendly models emerge, choosing the right kind of lights becomes an increasingly difficult decision. One option is to forego traditional string lights all together with a fiber optic Christmas tree, which gives your tree a cutting edge look that separates it from more typical designs – but fiber optic trees also have their downside. A popular alternative, LED lights also produce a bright, stunning look and have several advantages for energy-efficiency. To compare these options in greater depth, consider the following pros and cons of each.

LED Christmas Lights

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Essential Storage Accessories for Your Holiday Decor

Many Christmas decorations hold more than just monetary value. Since a large bulk of your Christmas decorations are probably homemade by kids and loved ones, these holiday items are special to say the least. To keep your precious holiday decor and your tree protected year after year, upgrade to one or more of these Christmas storage accessories.

1. Christmas Tree Storage Bags

Deluxe Upright Tree Storage Bag
Deluxe Upright Tree Storage Bag

If you’re going with an environmentally-friendly artificial Christmas tree this year, you’re going to want to make sure your tree is kept safe when you’re not using it, so you can take full advantage of these long-lasting, budget-friendly alternatives. A Tree Classics Tree Saver Storage Bag is one convenient option for safe and simple storage, which stands upright and keeps your tree compact without compromising quality. There’s no need to go through the whole process of disassembling your tree either, since all you need to do is remove your ornaments and zip up the bag for easy set-up and storage.

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History of Christmas Decorations

There are several classic Christmas decorations we put up year after year without ever taking a step back and asking ourselves questions like, “Why am I putting a tree inside my home?” Do you wonder how and why these strange traditions began? Perhaps it’s the origin of Christmas decorating traditions that have made them endure through the years. Learning the origins of your favorite Christmas decor trends could provide insight that gives your holiday decorating a little more purpose this year.

Christmas Trees

Grand Fir Christmas Tree

Every year, millions of Americans purchase fresh or artificial Christmas trees to display inside their homes with strings of lights, colorful balls and shiny strips of decorative material. The tradition dates all the way back to 16th century Germany, when devout Christians decorated trees in their homes, or created wood pyramids to decorate with evergreens when trees were less abundant. Continue reading “History of Christmas Decorations”

Best Times to Buy an Artificial Christmas Tree

The beauty of an artificial tree lasts from season to season, and investing in a high-quality tree will put smiles on your loved ones’ faces for years to come. And unlike real trees, you can purchase artificial trees year-round to better meet your family’s budget needs. For extra savings on a top-notch tree that will last through the years, here are the best times to buy your artificial Christmas tree on sale.

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Black Friday

If you’re the kind of person who wakes up at 4:00 in the morning to go shopping after a heavy Thanksgiving dinner the evening before, you know the truth, plain and simple: Black Friday deals are worth it. If you can find incredible deals on expensive electronics and high-end clothing, why not take full advantage of the discounts on high-quality artificial Christmas trees? Purchasing your Christmas tree on Black Friday gets you the quality you’re looking for, while saving you a little money to spend on Christmas gifts for family and friends. Plus, you’ll have your tree just in time for the Christmas season!

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Get the Real Pine Scent with an Artificial Christmas Tree

Want that enchanting evergreen smell in your home, but don’t want the hassle of needle shedding and decay? Don’t stress. Contrary to popular belief, you can still enjoy the convenience and beauty of an artificial Christmas tree and make your entire home holiday-ready for all of the senses. Get the real pine scent with these simple home additions will give you the best of both worlds, so you can keep the spirit of Christmas in the air.

Grand Fir Christmas Tree

Wall Diffusers

With just a little bit of oil, wall diffusers can create a tantalizing aroma throughout your entire home that smells exactly like a lush evergreen fresh from the forest. These devices can be placed discreetly behind your realistic artificial Christmas tree to make all your guests think your tree is the source of this beautiful smell. Many advanced models are completely silent and require just a few drops of oil and a free outlet to work like a dream. You can even find wall diffusers with controls that let you customize the strength and duration of the scent, so you can achieve the desired level of pine scent.

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