When we start to think about the upcoming holiday season and what that means to each of us, there is no denying that there are common symbols and themes that anyone will associate with Christmas and the holidays.
One of the most notorious symbols recognized with the season would undoubtedly be the Christmas tree. This is one of the most long standing traditions and is a mainstay in our society. While the symbol has remained the same, some things have changed over the years. More and more people are changing out their traditional real Christmas trees with pre-lit and extravagant artificial trees.
The traditional real Christmas tree began to show up in homes in the twelfth century and were commonly hung upside down to mark the holiday. Americans started showcasing trees in their homes in the mid 1800’s. These were decorated with candles originally which meant they could only be lit for short amounts of time and had to be carefully watched for the spread of fire.
The first artificial tree was constructed in the 1880’s out of goose feathers as a way to combat the mass destruction of trees in Germany. Addis Brush Company, a company known for creating toilet brushes, created a more durable solution in the 1900’s using the same techniques they used for their toilet brushes. Artificial trees began to show up in more households in the 1960’s and were originally aluminum, creating a fashionable silvery glow. If you are a family that still prefers the rustic feeling and wonderful smell of a real Christmas tree, our warm white warm white light sets are the perfect lighting solution for your home.
The 2000’s brought technological advancements and variety to the artificial trees found in homes. Families are now able to have a pre-lit Christmas tree in their home that is just as tall and realistic as a real tree, without the mess and hassle of needles and water.
One of the greatest parts of purchasing an artificial tree is the amount of options that you have when purchasing one. They are available in multiple styles, colors, and textures and we have lighting solutions to fit any personal style to perfectly match your tree. If you are looking for a bright modern look we have so many options from bright LED warm white lights to multi-colored light sets to red and greed traditional lights in beautiful LED bulbs for long-lasting lighting.
More traditional trees are still sold every year than artificial trees, but artificial trees are found in more homes across the country. It all comes down to personal preference, safety concerns, and personal aesthetic style.
Contact one of our holiday lighting professionals today to discuss lighting options for your real or artificial trees for this holiday season.