We go crazy in our house over the holidays. I'm talking custom made stockings hung on the fireplace mantle, a huge Douglas Fir in the foyer with amazing decorations that we've collected over the years, intricate desserts, relatives flying in from everywhere and food and music galore. In short, we're like a whole lot of other people in the U.S.
This year I've decided to continue our exuberant approach to the holidays and add even more decorations. Thus, began my search for the best fiber optic Christmas tree. And yes, I realize that it's currently June, but we take our holiday preparations seriously around here! Heaven forbid if the items we want were gone if I waited until FALL (gasp and clutch pearls!) to get all the shopping done. So let the fun begin now!
Below are my top five choices. I based my final decisions on a few things including the appearance and price. I also looked at items that offered different sizes from 4 ft. to 7 ft. or different choices in color and lighting patterns.
I like that some of these are already decorated and need few, if any additional decorations. I also tried to find ones that mentioned a simple or easy set-up because I know that most of us don't want to fool around with complicated and time consuming instructions.
This is absolutely gorgeous and available in five sizes. I picked it because it's beautiful as is, or additional baubles can be added to make it into truly yours. The bright red berries against the white "snow" give this a lovely burst of color. Additionally, there is more than one light setting so that they can be adjusted to your favorite setting.
This magical Thomas Kinkade tabletop creation is alight with brilliant color on the branches and gorgeous Victorian homes that light up too. There are so many exquisite details, from the alternating colored branches, to the star topper, to the train circling the village. This is a stunning piece and something to be treasured for many years. I love that it is a decoration and keepsake.
This is a respectable height with 280 lights in red, green, blue and white. It includes a stand and it is topped with a star. I like it because you can add as many or as few decorations as desired and you can pick from several patterns off lighting including, "slow fade" and "twinkle." Perfect if you are looking for something on the bigger side that you can add your own personal touches to.
The bold colors make this hard to ignore. LIke the others, you can enjoy it they way it is or you can add additional (light weight) ornaments to it. I love that it comes with everything you need to set it up as quickly as possible. It is also available in three different sized 5-feet, 6-feet and 7-feet. Pick your size and enjoy. In addition to the above, this is one of the most fairly priced for the size and style.
If you're looking for a little more height this is the tallest on the list at 7 feet 5 inches. It comes with lights on every branch and ornaments already built in. There is also a cute angel topper that lights up. Perfect for a place with higher ceilings. It is also perfect for anyone that likes the ease of setting up straight out of the box with no additional work required.