“May the Fourth” Be With You

We are surrounded by Christmas all year long at Christmas Tree For Me, and we thought it would be fun, on this most Geeky of days to celebrate May The Fourth with Christmas Tree love from around the internet.

In the comments below be sure to tell us which tree is your favorite.

Star Wars Tree Number One: “You underestimate the power of the dark side”

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#1 “You underestimate the power of the dark side” — Photo Credit: WebOfStarWars

 

 

Star Wars Tree Number Two: “Leave Me A Clone”

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#2 – Leave Me A Clone — Photo Credit : NerdistNews

 

 

Star Wars Tree #3: “The Force Is Strong With This One”

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#3 – The Force Is Strong With This One — Photo Credit Daniel McLean

 

Remember in the comments below — let us know which one is your favorite!

 

 

 

This Christmas Tree Rocks!

We’re all familiar with the front yard light displays set to holiday music trend, but why not bring some of that magic indoors? At least one family did, and it brings new meaning to the song “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

Over 7000 lights adorn the ten foot tall tree, and the light show is controlled using Vixen Christmas light controller software running 24 channels. It’s party time!

Read the full article here: A Beautiful Christmas Tree With Some Tricks Up Its Sleeve

Trees of Christmas Past

When it comes to traditional celebrations and decorations like those that come at Christmas time, there has always been a movement to add a modern touch. These Christmas trees from the 1950s show how yesteryear’s decorators pushed the envelope.

One tree is spray-painted blue. Another is covered with notions and other sewing “ornaments.” Some aren’t trees at all, but they play the part! You see variations on all of these different takes on modern trees still today.

Read the full article here: This is What “Modern” Christmas Trees Looked Like in the 50s

How to decorate your mini Christmas tree

Mini Christmas trees are a fun way to add a little more festive cheer around your home, and you can decorate them each a little differently or as part of themed vignettes.

Burlap is the go-to craft material for creating a homey, country vibe. Silver tinsel and white decorations creates the feeling of a magical forest, while pearls and ribbon speak of elegance.

Check out these six ideas for a little inspiration.

Read the full article here: 6 Mini Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Artificial trees can save you time and holiday stress

The Christmas tree has long been a symbol of the season, but you no longer have to trudge through deep snow to find an evergreen with the perfect shape (or wait in long lines at the tree dealer). Faux trees mean less holiday decorating stress and can look just as good as the real thing, or even better.

High quality faux trees look authentic, and mimics of a variety of species are available. You can get them pre-lit to save yourself some decorating time, and you don’t have to worry about shed needles getting everywhere.

They’re also affordable, and while the initial cost is more expensive than a tree from the local lot, they will pay for themselves after a few years.

Read the full article here: Artificial Christmas Trees and Decorating Tips

Tree decorating at its finest – ideas you can use!

Are you getting bored doing the same lights, garland, and ornaments on your tree year after year? These decorating ideas will inspire you to change it up and try something new.

You can start by choosing a theme – cacti and western gear give a desert feel, while burlap is classic country. Color matters too, and instead of green and red you could try warm gold, white, and a hint of blue. Vintage items work well for a rustic look.

What’s around the tree matters too, so make sure to choose items that complement your theme or color choices. Also consider something non-traditional for your tree stand – it can add a unique touch.

Read the full article here: 37 Ideas to Trim Your Christmas Tree

Artificial Christmas Tree Setup Tips

Introduction

Setting up an artificial Christmas tree takes time and effort. If you follow the steps below, the setup will be as efficient as possible and your tree will look it’s best.

Video Overview

The video below is an overview of the points described.

You can also watch a longer version of How to Set Up an Artificial Christmas Tree.

Steps to assemble an artificial Christmas tree

Stand

Make certain the stand is stable before setting the bottom section of the tree into the stand. Set the stand on flat surface such as a table. Don’t be tempted to test your stand on wood floors, etc as the floor might not be perfectly flat.

Bottom Section

The bottom section of the tree will have a tapered end which fits into the stand. After inserting the tapered end into the stand, gently tighten the screws of the stand. Most stands are NOT designed to “straighten” the tree. Point being, if your tree is leaning; do not try to use the screws on the stand to straighten the tree as you will likely strip the screws on the stand.

Once the bottom section is securely in the stand you can place the bottom section and stand in the location you want in the room. Make certain to do this now before installing the remaining sections. The tree could be too heavy to move once completely assembled.

Fluff the bottom section as demonstrated in the video. It is easier to fluff each section before adding the next section.

Plug in the lights to make certain all lights work. It is much easier to check lights now before installing the other sections.

Remaining Sections

The number of sections on the tree depends on the height of your tree. Before you add the next section, use a bar of soap to lightly coat the pole which inserts into the section below. This will make it easier to separate the sections when you take the tree down after Christmas. Add the next section of the tree, fluff it and check the lights.

Summary

Following these steps will make your tree looks it’s best.