We are in that time of the year where families are feverishly trying to figure out what to get grandpa as a Christmas present, dad is hanging enough lights on the roof to be seen from outer space, and Aunt Helen will be drinking enough egg nog to leave her inebriated for the next 30-days. It truly can be a hectic time.
There is a lot of fun to Christmas however, and one of the most enjoyable parts of it is putting up the Christmas tree. A lot of families like to still go out and cut their own tree, while others go to a lot to get the one they want, but more often each year there are families that are buying artificial trees to put up. If you are a person shopping for a fake tree, here is a good read to help you to recognize things you should consider.
Will It Fit?
This is one of the most common mistakes that people make. They see an incredible tree at the store and buy it, take it home and put it together only to find that it is too tall for the ceiling or takes up too much space away from the wall. This quickly becomes a mess that no one likes to battle with.
If you are in the market for an artificial tree, get measurements from floor to ceiling in the spot you want to put it as well as figure out how big the diameter of the tree can be and still fit nicely. Even if you are not going out to buy a tree but are one of those kinds of persons who loves a deal, check the dimensions. You just never know.
Find Out What the Tree Is Made of
The trees that last a lot longer will be made of materials that are much more durable. They are more expensive but offer you the opportunity to keep your tree for a decade or two. If you think you will be buying another one as your life grows bigger then you may want to go cheaper.
Also, consider that the tree can be a fire hazard no matter what it is made of. Do some homework before you buy.
The lights and how well they illuminate on the tree is another consideration. Make sure you get a tree that can fit the number of lights you have and which will look good when it is lit.