The first artificial Christmas trees were rudimentary wood-shape pyramids, feather trees or tree-shape feather blocks, all developed by German immigrants in the 19th century. However, artificial Christmas trees have come a long way from these early models.

These days, you can find one or two brands that will even cut and stick the lights into place. Most artificial Christmas trees come with some sort of lighting kit and strings and hooks. You can find one or two different ornament packages to compliment your decorations, such as stars, reindeer or snowmen.

Artificial Christmas trees come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. While they might not exactly be ‘traditional’ Christmas decorations, they can be quite beautiful. Most artificial Christmas trees come pre-lit, so you don’t have to worry about setting up the lighting yourself.


Varieties of Artificial Christmas Trees

Some people might mistakenly think that all-white artificial trees are only used in museums and events. However, there are so many varieties of all-white artificial Christmas trees available these days that they are suitable for every occasion. For example, white cypress trees are great to hang in the living room or den of any family. White milk glass shades look great on any table setting and a white spruce tree fits perfectly with any decorating scheme.

All-white pre-lit artificial Christmas trees are ideal for almost any type of holiday. But if you do want something different during the Christmas season, why not try a mini birch? The smaller branches make mini trees ideal for table settings or in a larger display set up near the front door. A dark classic pine tree also works well in a living room, too, as does a majestic fir tree. Whatever you’re looking for, chances are good that you’ll find it among the wide selections of pre-lit artificial Christmas trees.