Decorating for the holidays does not have to be stressful or expensive. And you can start with your Christmas tree. If you do not have the time (or let’s face it – creativity) to decorate a Christmas tree, we here at Outbax have got you covered.
Our Christmas trees with built in lights solves all your holiday decorating needs right away. Simple set it up in your home or even your yard; plug it in and that is it. You can start putting presents underneath the tree or decorate the area around it. With colourful LED lights, you certainly would not miss the holiday spirit when you have one of our Christmas trees in your home.
There are few tips and a couple of tricks that can help you buy the perfect artificial Christmas tree. Some things you'll want to consider are size, material, style, warranties, storage and other details.
Deciding on the Right Size
Assess where you want to set-up the Christmas tree. Break out a tape measure and find the height and width.
What Height Is the Ceiling?
If you don't know how high your ceiling is, it's time for another measurement. If the room where you plan to set-up your artificial Christmas tree has high ceilings, you may decide to splurge on a tall tree.
Tree Toppers and Tree Height
Just because you have an 8' ceiling doesn't mean you want to purchase an 8' tall artificial Christmas tree. If you have an existing topper, such as an angel or star, then measure its height and subtract from the ceiling height to get the maximum tree height you can use.
As a standard, allow at least 10" to 12" for a topper.
For aesthetics, leave at least an inch between the topper and ceiling.
Once you know how tall of a tree can be accommodated, assess how wide your tree can be. The widths available include, full, slim, narrow and flatback (great for corners).
Add three to six inches to your measurement so the tree won't appear crammed into the space.
The more space you have around the tree or on each side, the easier it will be to decorate and place presents underneath.
Most companies provide the actual width of the tree. Be sure to check if it'll fit in your space.
Type of Tree and Materials
Now that you know what height and width you need for your artificial Christmas tree, you can select the type and style.
You can assess the density of an artificial Christmas tree by the branch tips and tip count.
Branch tips feature small forked tips that give a higher tip count. If a tree doesn't have forked tips, the tip count is lower. While the branch tips in this case are larger, the density is less than forked tips.
Pre-Lit or Plain
The final decision you need to make before striking out on a shopping trip is whether you want the lights already installed or if you plan to add your own lights. You can opt for white or colored lights. Some trees come with color change options (especially prominent in fiber optic trees). Pay attention to how many lights are included with a pre-lit tree to be sure you are satisfied with the lighting. If you are buying lights, it's recommend that a Christmas tree should have 300 lights for every foot of height.
LED vs. Incandescent
There are a couple of differences in LED and incandescent lights beyond LED lights burning cooler. According to Commercial Christmas Decorations, the advantage of incandescent lights is the strand will continue to light even when bulbs burn out. While LED bulbs don't burn out, they dim over their lifespan. If a bulb is removed and not replaced, the strand won't work.
By taking time to understand what you can expect when purchasing an Artificial Christmas tree, you'll end up with a tree your family will enjoy for many Christmas seasons.
If you have never tried ordering an Artificial Christmas Tree online before, feel free to call us at 02 888 10 333 and ask questions about our products. We will be happy to assist you.