Ever since I was a child, Christmas meant having a real tree in the house. It was always such a monumental event, that day when the tree was finally carried inside and decorated. And the smell that filled the house after was the very essence of Christmas to me. As an adult, I carried on the tradition and I really didn’t think that anything could tempt me away from the joys of a real Christmas tree. (I conveniently disregarded the months of trying to remove pine needles from the carpet once Christmas had passed.)
Then I saw the gorgeous artificial trees in the Walmart Holiday Home Trends Look Book. Full, beautiful and decorated in different styles ranging from a sophisticated Victorian tree with white and gold decorations to a colourful traditional rustic tree that any child would love, they were stunning enough to convince me that maybe an artificial tree wouldn’t be so bad. So I was very excited when Walmart Canada sent me a gift card so that I could see for myself what its artificial trees were like.
Walmart Canada has trees for every price range with full-sized pre-lit trees starting at just $49, but I decided that if I was going to buy an artificial tree, I should get one that had all the features I wanted. I chose the 6’ Edgewood Pre-Lit Tree, which is available at Walmart Canada for $149. Then I headed home to set up the tree and see how it looked.
The assembly of this tree is an absolute dream. I have seen people assemble artificial trees before and it took most of them quite a long time. The Edgewood tree went from packed away to ready to decorate in about three minutes. I simply placed the base on the floor and snapped the three tree pieces together one by one. The branches were on hinges so with just the gentlest push, each branch spread out to leave the tree looking full and fabulous.
I loved how realistic the branches looked. If it wasn’t for the noticeably absent evergreen scent, I’m sure people would assume that this tree is real. And the 315 pre-strung LED lights on the tree were placed just right to give the tree a great festive appearance.
The lights were another one of the fabulous features on this tree. The wiring for the lights runs through the poles of the tree so there are no plugs to connect when snapping the pieces together. Just lock the three tree pieces into place, plug in the cord at the bottom and the entire tree will light up!
I have to admit, I was very impressed by how fast it was to set up this tree and start decorating. It was so nice to avoid all the hassle that comes along with having a real tree in the house and while I do miss the smell a little, I loved the quick and easy set-up and the great price of this tree so much that I think I’ll be sticking with it in the coming years too. And not having to remove evergreen needles from my carpet after Christmas is an added bonus!
If you’re looking for a good, reasonably priced artificial tree, check out the selection at Walmart Canada and see what tree might be perfect for your home. Whether you’re looking for something small and simple or large and elaborate, Walmart Canada is sure to have a tree that will help you have your home looking perfectly festive for the holidays.