Preparing for Christmas is my favorite thing to do. For those of us with romance in our souls, Christmas is a time of possibilities! There is always a chance of magic in the air.
I love to decorate for this season because the simplest things can make the biggest difference. Twinkle lights added to anything bring out the fun. A little bit of greenery on a shelf brings back wonderful memories of times past.
This year I tried something new. I tried a more minimal decorating scheme than before. There may have been up to five Christmas trees in my house before I met and married my husband. He, on the other hand, did not ever put up a tree in his house before we got together.
So I’m slowly compromising and paring down my decorations. Today I just have two trees because that’s what fits best in this house.
Fresh Frasier Fir Christmas Tree
We got a fresh Frasier fir for the living room because I just wanted a real tree this year. My parents land has lots of cedar trees, so I had grown up with that amazing smell permeating the house during the season. If you’ve ever had a cedar tree though, you’ll know that they are incredible prickly! It makes decorating them very uncomfortable unless you are wearing gloves and long sleeves.
Be sure to treat your evergreens with Wilt Pruf before you bring them inside to ensure they last all through the season. Learn how to preserve fresh evergreens here.
We visited the Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge a few years ago and saw the most beautiful trees ever. I thought about the lights they had for almost a year and finally decided to invest in them.
Warranty on lights
They are more pricey, but they have a ten year warranty (equivalent to 50,000 burn hours) that includes just about every damage possible. They will replace them if they still stock them, or give you a credit towards a new set of lights if not. They are guaranteed to never tangle which I thought was impossible!
I recently emailed the company because I could not find the warranty on their website. They reassured me that the warranty indeed existed and would continue to be honored.
The lights have different functions or stay lit all the time depending on your mood. I like the twinkle option! This big tree only needed two strands. It seems like they are crazy expensive, but 10 year warranty, never tangle, amazing lights are worth the investment!
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Try something new this season, even if it means leaving some old decorations in the basement. I love tradition, but sometimes simplifying your decor brings a new joy to the season.
You’re Christmas tree is beautiful, I really love the way the lights look too. I have to replace the cheap ones almost every year so these are a great idea!
Thank you so much, Laura! To be honest, until I had visited that store and marveled at how beautiful their trees looked I hadn’t either! It’s definitely an investment, but a full coverage ten year warranty sold me!
I love the look of your Christmas tree and those lights are pretty amazing. I think a ten year warranty and no tangling is worth the extra cost!
Amy Lynne says
So pretty! My husband puts up 5 million lights at Christmas. We adore them!
Thanks Amy! I just love lights too!
Very interesting on the lights! This year we have a combination of lights and it drives me nuts that some are the white led an some are older more yellow hued ones! My husband cares nothing about putting up a tree, he only does it out of love, so I didn’t push the issue. Next year, we are getting new lights!!
Yep, I am same way! Especially now that the lights have changed to LED, the hue does vary so much! My husband will put up the tree and fluff it and that is the extent of his involvement in the Christmas decorating! So I totally feel you on that.
Ha! I’d never really thought about what kind of Christmas lights to use. Thank you so much for sharing!!
My pleasure! I didn’t know there was anything different than what I was getting at Wal-mart either until I visited that store.
What great info! We love Christmas lights aound here. Now I have some good tips for buying new ones!