Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Krazy About Kitschmas Trees Part Deux
All-Pop's artificial Christmas tree extravaganza continues.
Some fun facts about artificial Christmas trees (courtesy of wikipedia):
The first fake Christmas trees were made in Germany in the 19th century, and made from goose feathers dyed green. Huh.
In 1930 the Addis Brush company made the first artificial Christmas tree with brush bristles.
In 1958 the first aluminum artificial Christmas trees were made.
In the midcentury US, artificial Christmas trees became increasingly popular until they hit the peak of their popularity around 1965. That year the animated Christmas special, A Charlie Brown Christmas aired for the first time. Artificial Christmas trees were portrayed negatively in it, and the cartoon is credited for the decline in popularity of fake trees.
Nowadays, artificial trees are more popular again and sales are growing.