I woke up having some Christmas stress today. My phony bologna tree from the last five years lights, bit the dust this year so I stupidly chucked it. If I would have realized what was out there I should have kept the tree and stuck some lights on it.
So the choices that I found are:
Pre-Lit Tree - $250 to $500 - Because I am cheap through and through I just cannot spend that kind of money on something that I use one month each year. The higher end is almost the price of a couch. YIKES
Tree with no Pre-Lit under $250- Because I am lazy I pass those right by. I have spent way too many years untangling lights before and after Christmas to want to deal with it.
Super Cheap Tree Pre-Lit $50- $75 I am so interested in these. They meet both my lazy side as well as my cheap side but because I waited way too long there are none of these left.
Pre-Lit Tree - $100 - $200 - This is the one that I ended up settling for. It was $140 on sale which was OK. The only issue is, I HATE IT. Its too tall 7 1/2 feet which would not be so bad except, it's one of those skinny trees, so its really wobbly. The pre-lit lights are kind of attached in clumps so its looks like I put them on myself. I have stared at the tree undecorated for 2 days hoping that at some point I would fall in love and at times, I feel myself warming up to it. I really want to give the tree a chance, but then one of my cats brush up against it and it starts to wobble. I break up with it all over again. Its time to end this sad sick tree relationship and move on.
I am on a quest today to find a better pre-lit tree. We will see how it goes.
Today I have attached the tags that I make. Both sets have tree tags, keeping with my tree theme for the day.