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Fake Christmas trees are often thought to be modern inventions, but substituting artificial for the real thing has been going on for centuries. WhyChristmas.com reveals that early Christmases in Europe were celebrated with pyramids constructed out of wood, if a family did not have money to buy a live holiday plant. They would decorate their fake Christmas trees to look as real as possible, adorning them with fruit, candles, and paper ornaments just as they would actual trees. Yet, even with all the right decorations, it would still be obvious that the family was gathering around an ornamented wooden pyramid, not a Christmas tree. There are many real looking artificial Christmas trees at Treetime!
When Did the First Fake Christmas Trees Start Popping Up?
It took until the 19th Century before anyone had the bright idea to try to make fake Christmas trees look realistic. Most people have heard the stories about the American brush company that used their toilet brush machines to manufacture the first artificial Christmas trees that sported the familiar bristly branches. That was in the 1930s, however, and it was in the late 19th Century that Germany beat everyone to the punch. According to the University of Illinois Extension, the first "realistic" looking artificial Christmas trees were made by dying goose feathers green and attaching them to branches made of wire. Sturdy? No. However, it is easy to imagine how charming feathery branches would have looked.
These days, choosing an artificial Christmas tree over a real one has more to do with personal preference than anything else. When you do opt for artificial, you still want it to look just like a real tree. TreeTime.com is the Christmas expert skilled in creating amazingly realistic fake trees. Non-toxic and flame-resistant, TreeTime.com trees are made with the highest quality materials and can be ordered with or without the lights already installed. This year, make your Christmas tree a TreeTime tree.