I had never seen, heard of or even thought about a lime green Christmas tree until my wife and I spent a long Fall weekend in Hiwassee, Georgia a few years back. I think that it was in late October, in any case, all of the stores and shops in the area were full of Christmas decorations.
My wife came upstairs and said “we just have to have that lime green tree.” So that is how we got our lime green Christmas tree.
Our lime green tree is what they call a “slim” tree which means that it isn’t as large in circumference as a normal tree. I like this because it fits in areas where a larger tree wouldn’t. And if your wife is like mine, you probably have more than one tree.
Our tree is seven feet tall which gives us room on top for a tree topper and still not touch the ceiling.
Picture me now with a dunce hat on!
We could get the tree pre-lit or not. Well I figured that we could save some money and get the one that wasn’t pre-lit. I mean, how hard would it be to string a few strands of lights around a “slim” Christmas tree? Well I don’t know about you, but I found out rather quickly that I don’t enjoy stringing lights on Christmas trees. The first year it wasn’t too bad. The newness and novelty of the tree were probably contributing factors for this. Every year since has been a real pain, so much so that my wife usually does the job.
So don’t make my mistake. Buy a pre-lit Christmas tree whatever you do unless you don’t ever plan on stinging lights on it.
Most ornaments look good on a lime green Christmas tree.
My wife likes to add gold and silver ribbons that wrap around the tree. She also likes those things that you stick into the branches of the tree – don’t know what they are called. So we have them on or in the tree also.