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Every year I go through the same routine with the lights for our Christmas tree. Plug them in to see if they work. Discard the duds. Unravel the tangles on the good strands. Carefully weave the lights in and out of the branches, up and down and all around. Step back, turn off all the the other lights in the living room, and squint at the tree to identify any bare spots. Adjust the lights to deal with bare spots. Run out to the store to buy more lights and pray that they are the same brand, size, and colors. Enjoy the tree for a month, quietly dreading the day I have to peel all those lights off the tree to pack them away. I do it every year, but it’s far from my favorite Christmas tradition.
I have considered going the pre-lit tree route, but up to this point it has seemed like too much of a commitment. Traditionally, we have always used multi-colored lights. Our tree is a mishmash of sentimental ornaments and decorations made by the kids, so colored lights just seem to work.
I really love how the tree I decorated for my son’s school turned out though, and I may want to opt for a more designer looking tree when the kids are bit older. Wouldn’t white lights make more sense for that kind of tree?
You can see my issue. If I buy a pre-lit tree I am locked into those type of lights for as long as we have the tree, right?
Not any more! Thanks to science, you can now buy a pre-lit tree that can have either white or multi-colored lights. In fact this Color Switch Plus offers 49 different lighting and color combinations. Forty-nine different options. That’s crazy pants. You can find the Color Switch Plus trees at Kmart.
Speaking of Kmart, to celebrate your holiday decorating traditions, Kmart is launching the Best Dressed Home Sweepstakes to capture how you and others across the US are decorating. Between now and December 26, visit Kmart and upload a photo of your home decked out for the holidays for a chance to win Shop Your Way points. Sixty people will instantly win $50 in Shop Your Way points and one grand prize winner will win 1 MILLION Shop Your Way points. You can enter daily, so get those entries in now!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kmart.