Although I think 'real' Christmas trees are great, I am a big fan of artificial ones. Why? They last for years, come in a variety of colors and can be purchased inside of a warm department store. The one I cherished the most was a white christmas tree. Eons ago, I decided to have an adult Christmas with more elegant decor. So, I bought a white christmas tree and gold/blue bulbs. It was so pretty. Of course, since my lifestyle has drastically changed since, I have reverted back to green. However, it was a really nice idea for the time. Example . . .