Every year for the holidays, people rush off to find realistic Christmas trees. Although authentic ones are something to brag about having, it is just too much responsibility for today’s busy lifestyle. One has to worry about picking up the needles when they fall off, and you have to keep it watered daily in order to prevent a fire hazard.
Then you have the added hassle of making sure the trunk will fit in the tree stand. Realistic Christmas trees gain popularity each year because of the great look and lack of maintenance it takes to have one. Now that they have been sold for several years, they have greatly improved the quality and designs. You can now get them in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles.
The original material used to make them was PVC. They basically shaved off pieces of it, and because they shaved off the pieces, the needles were thin and wide. It was made that way so it would look like the evergreen.
The evergreen is the most common type used for the winter holidays, so it naturally became the prototype for the artificial Christmas trees. As mentioned before, any of these types can be bought either small and skinny, or very large and full. The range of height is from about 1 foot, all the way up to 10 feet or higher.
A longer and thinner type of needle is used for the artificial pines. The pine is a more slender looking and can easily fit in just about any home. This type is becoming more popular due to the face that a lot of families live in smaller homes and apartments.
The ceilings in these types of dwellings tend to be lower, which makes it very difficult to bring in a huge evergreen. These are prime situations for purchasing realistic Christmas trees.
To get the best quality available today, you will have to spend a little more money, but they will pay for themselves within a couple of years. They make a needle that is no longer made from PVC, but of something called PE plastic. They are called true needles, and they are the closest you can get to the real deal.
They really are the best of both worlds. On one hand you have realistic Christmas trees that will be the center of attention, and on the other hand you do not have to worry about taking care of it and cleaning up after it.
It is amazing when you look at the designs that have come along since the humble beginnings. On the small side, table top artificial trees are very popular because they can go anywhere in the home. Buying them pre lit makes them a snap to put up.
Another innovation to realistic Christmas trees is fiber optic lighting. Tiny wires are used to make the needles have the appearance of lighting up. Another interesting point to make with the fiber optic lighting is that they have the ability to change colors, making them a breathtaking spectacle.