I remember growing up, we had the same artificial Christmas tree year after year. That is the only tree I remember ever having, with the exception of one year we bought a real one. Looking back, I can imagine some business people sitting around trying to figure out a way to make people buy artificial trees more frequently. I believe they found a way to do it. They put lights on them. Sure, they look nice. But I really donÃ¢â¬â¢t think itÃ¢â¬â¢s worth it. What happens when the lights start to burn out? If one goes out, do they all go out? Are we supposed to throw the trees away and buy a new one? I think thatÃ¢â¬â¢s their intention.
This last weekend we erected the family Christmas tree. I bought our artificial tree three years ago at a Meijer Store, it was on clearance. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s a 7 ÃÂ½ foot Wisconsin Spruce, made my Mountain King Christmas Trees, and I bought it for somewhere around $80. It has no lights on it. I had a hard time finding a tree that looked good and didnÃ¢â¬â¢t have lights on it. Three years later, I am still quite pleased with the tree I purchased.