First Artificial Christmas Tree

 

Artificial Christmas trees have become more and more popular over the years. Many wonder what were the first artificial Christmas trees made from? There are some interesting facts about the first artificial Christmas trees.
Back in the 1960s artificial Christmas trees were made from aluminum pipe and they were rather heavy. To dress this aluminum up revolving lights were put at the base of the tree. As they spun around they would change colors and allow the trees to appear to be different colors due to the reflection against the aluminum. These were the early artificial trees. By the time the 1990s came around these trees were being made to look like pine or spruce trees which are closer to looking like a real Christmas tree.
The first artificial Christmas trees were much different than the ones today. Aluminum may not be the most festival Christmas tree material but with the colored light these trees looked good anyway.