Missing the Blinking Tree

by Cindy on December 5, 2012

This blog may seem a little strange to all of you, but to me, someone who really isn’t a huge Christmas person, obviously there are just some things about Christmas that are a must.

One of those things is the blinking lights on a Christmas tree. As much as I hate to crawl into the attic and dig out all those tree decorations, once the tree is done I love looking at it. One of the things that I really like is that rippling blinking affect.

Unfortunately, this year, we don’t have that. We purchased a new fake tree at Michaels this year during their one day sale. The tree we purchased is a 7 ft Polygroup tree. I believe that is the only brand they sell. Anyway, a week later we set it up and after all the decorations were on it I turned it on. It looked great, but something was missing.

I waited and waited, no blinking. I ferociously dug through the bag of the extra bulbs looking for that clear one with just the highlighted tip on it. Nothing. I read through all the directions, English, Spanish and whatever else there was, no mention of blinking.

Unhappy with the situation, I called Polygroup today, and to my surprise, they told me that they don’t have any trees that blink. Seriously….no blinking trees. How unchristmas like of them. I’m appalled that a company makes trees that don’t even have the option to blink. Who the heck is their designer? And on top of that, they don’t have additional outlets built into the tree to add extra lights or even a lit top on it.

So, for this year, I am stuck with a non blinking tree. Even my bubble lights don’t want to seem to work. I will know after Christmas to search for a new tree, one that included blinking lights and additional outlets.

I guess until you actually have this experience you never really never know what to look at when buying a fake tree. You basically look at the cosmetics of it and that’s all.

Next time, I will certainly be more knowledgeable.

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