When someone came out with an idea years ago to offer an artificial Christmas tree with the lights already on it, I was impressed and grateful. I'm as traditional as the next guy, but I was more than happy to skip the tangled wires and assemble our tree complete with lights that were already there. Ever since this great idea, Christmas trees have been pretty steady and predictable.
Here's the next great idea, and it's really useful for people living in small homes, like apartments, condos, and townhomes. It's also a great solution for small rooms where space is at a premium. The idea is the half tree, and you really should take a look at these space-saving beauties.
These Christmas trees have been produced with one side perfectly flat, so the tree will push right up against your wall. 1/2 the space with all the beauty, and there's still plenty of room for Santa to put his presents and decorations, too. Here's a list of all of our half Christmas trees -- and all of them are pre-lit and ready to go out of the box. The tallest model is 7 1/2 feet high and there are a couple models that have a decorative pot as the base. (I should say half-pot, but you get the idea!)
If you're thinking that this isn't the best idea since sliced bread, I ask you, when is the last time you looked at the back of your Christmas tree? =)