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Artificial Christmas Trees UK are an authorised eBay affiliate and we are delighted to bring together for you an extensive artificial Christmas tree range available on eBay along with some unbeatable savings!  A beautifully decorated artificial Christmas tree, with its twinkling lights and gleaming baubles, conjures fond memories of Christmases past. The Christmas tree will grace almost every home this festive season, and is one of the most treasured and well known symbols of Christmas. We are proud to be able to offer a fantastic range of imitation Christmas trees, and some unbelievable discounts! Just click on the links to the left to take a look at our listings, or feel free to use the search facility above. Beat the Christmas crush and pick out perfect tree from our huge range of fake Christmas trees, and have it delivered direct to your door!

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The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”

Burton Hills

Origins of the Christmas Tree

It's a little know fact that the Christmas tree actually pre-dates Christmas! To the Vikings, the fir symbolised spring, and brought hope for better times after the bitterness of winter. Druids worshipped the fir as a manifestation of the gods. These trees kept their colour when all other flora had died back and, to the Druids, represented eternal life. The Pagans were the first to decorate and bring trees indoors - as an invitation to the fairies come into their homes and join in the celebrations!

Indoor artificial Christmas trees, as we know them, originated in Germany. They were introduced to the United States by early German settlers. The first Christmas tree in the United Kingdom is believed to have been brought by Prince Albert, beloved husband of Queen Victoria, in the 1840s. A photograph of the Royal Family standing in front of the resplendent Christmas tree, decorated with candles, sweets and gingerbread, was printed in London Illustrated News. Even in black and white, the photo must have impressed; the Christmas tree took the country by storm. Traditionally, the Christmas tree was not put up until Christmas Eve, and was taken out down on 6th January, known as Twelfth Night. Nowadays, however, many Christmas trees go up as early as the first or second week of December. Bringing a real fir indoors so early would result in a carpet full of needles and bare branches by Christmas day. Enter imitation Christmas trees.  Fake Christmas trees have become increasingly popular over the years.  They look fab and are convenient too.  With a decent real tree costing upwards of £40, artificial trees are the shrewd, one-off purchase that will see you through several Christmases to come.  They look unbelievably lifelike these days.  Prelit models are a wonderful innovation, allowing you to have your tree up and going in less than an hour.

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“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.”

Larry Wilde

The Benefits of an Artificial Tree

Artificial trees do not shed their needles, or get sap on your clothes. They don't need to be watered and will retain their beauty not just through the festive season, but for many years to come. Artificial trees are not only convenient and environmentally sound, but are safer too. As a natural Christmas tree dries out, the tiniest spark from fairy lights could create a fire hazard. A good quality artificial xmas tree is made from fire-retardant polyvinyl making it a much safer option.

Another benefit of the artificial tree is you are not restricted by nature. There's a huge range available varying greatly in size, shape and colour. You may love the look of a natural Christmas tree, but not have the space. A real spruce can be surprisingly wide, and the modern sitting room may not offer much leeway. If this is the case, a slimline artificial tree may be the answer for you. Today, Christmas tree manufacturers are so adept it can be very difficult indeed to distinguish between artificial and real. Perhaps you're after a more contemporary look and want to match the Christmas tree to your décor? There are a myriad of colours out there and the opportunities are endless. Looking for an ultra modern style? Fibre optic may be your Christmas tree of choice. Tired of getting yourself in a ravel trying to untangle the fairy lights? Decorating your Christmas tree should be a pleasure, not a pain! There are many pre-lit Christmas trees to choose from.

“Thousands of lights were burning on the green branches, and gaily-coloured pictures, such as she had seen in the shop-windows, looked down upon her. The little maiden stretched out her hands towards them when the match went out. The lights of the Christmas tree rose higher and higher, she saw them now as stars in heaven...”

Hans Christian Andersen

Step-by-Step Guide to Decorating Your Tree

1. Lights

You'll want to test these first! There's nothing worse than finding they don't work when you've spent ages winding them around the Christmas tree! Make sure you leave enough lead to reach the plug socket, and start at the bottom. When buying Christmas lights, remember: the more the merrier! You'll be surprised how quickly a 3 metre string of lights will disappear and leave you with a sorry looking Christmas tree. So really, the longer the string of lights you buy, the better the effect you'll get on the tree. Of course, a pre-lit artificial tree is the perfect solution as all the hard work is done for you! If your lights come separately, circle them around the tree working from the bottom to the top. Remember, the Christmas tree narrows as you go up so you'll want to use more lights at the bottom, but make sure you have enough slack for the last light to get to the top of the tree to light up your star or angel.

2. Tinsel or Beads

If you're using tinsel or beads, now is the time to put them up. Just work your way around the Christmas tree in the same way as you placed the lights. Tinsel and beads can be handy in hiding any unsightly wires from the lights.

3. Baubles

When hanging baubles, it's always best to make sure those of the same design are evenly distributed across the Christmas tree. Large baubles are placed at the bottom to mid levels, and smaller, mid to top.

All the best dressed Christmas trees have one thing in common: colour co-ordination. Whether it's red and gold, silver and blue, bronzes and golds or good old-fashioned primary and secondary colours, colour co-ordination is key.

4. Fairy or Star

Add your fairy or star - the icing on the Christmas cake! And that's it, you're done! Remember, the great thing about an artificial xmas tree is, no needles, no watering, no fuss - what you see is exactly what you'll get, all Christmas time long!

We have a great range of artificial Christmas trees to offer you, along with some jaw dropping discounts! We also stock baubles, garlands, tinsel, Christmas wreaths: in short everything to meet your Christmas decorating needs! Our listings of fake Christmas trees are fully searchable - just scroll to the top of the page to use our search facility, or click on the links to the left to browse our categories. We stock a great range of artificial trees and Christmas decorations so please take a look - if you can't find exactly the Christmas tree you're looking for on this page, you're sure to on the next! Our listings are continuously updated so be sure to bookmark us. Scroll down to take a look at our showcase of imitation Christmas trees available on eBay today and check out some fantastic offers. If we don't have the Christmas tree for you in stock today, we're sure to tomorrow!

HANDMADE GREEN/SILVER CHRISTMAS FEATHER TREE TINSEL TABLETOP 36
HANDMADE GREEN/SILVER CHRISTMAS FEATHER TREE TINSEL TABLETOP 36" 3ft
   $29.99
Set of 8 Mini Green Sisal Bottle Brush CHRISTMAS TREES ~ Snow Frost Village Putz
Set of 8 Mini Green Sisal Bottle Brush CHRISTMAS TREES ~ Snow Frost Village Putz
   $3.95
Retro Style Christmas/Holiday Aluminum Look Silver Tinsel Feather  Tree 48
Retro Style Christmas/Holiday Aluminum Look Silver Tinsel Feather Tree 48"
   $45.00
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8½" Green w Frost & Beads Sisal Bottle Brush CHRISTMAS TREE ~ Snow Village Putz
   $9.95
Victorian Themed Christmas Tree In  a Teapot  Christmas  Holiday Home Decor
Victorian Themed Christmas Tree In a Teapot Christmas Holiday Home Decor
   $89.99
White Christmas Feather Tinsel Tabletop Christmas Tree 48
White Christmas Feather Tinsel Tabletop Christmas Tree 48" Christmas Tree
   $42.00
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4½" Green w Frost & Beads Sisal Bottle Brush CHRISTMAS TREE ~ Snow Village Putz
   $4.95
Christmas Ornament Tabletop Display Twig Tree Fixture  36
Christmas Ornament Tabletop Display Twig Tree Fixture 36"
   $36.00
Set of 8 Mini Pink Sisal Bottle Brush CHRISTMAS TREES ~ Snow Frost Village Putz
Set of 8 Mini Pink Sisal Bottle Brush CHRISTMAS TREES ~ Snow Frost Village Putz
   $4.95
Holiday Lighted Pull Up Decorated Poinsettia Christmas Tree NEW
Holiday Lighted Pull Up Decorated Poinsettia Christmas Tree NEW
   $48.97
Set of 8 Mini White Sisal Bottle Brush CHRISTMAS TREES ~ Snow Frost Village Putz
Set of 8 Mini White Sisal Bottle Brush CHRISTMAS TREES ~ Snow Frost Village Putz
   $4.95
Vintage Style Holiday Topiaries Set of 3 Beach Glass Christmas Trees
Vintage Style Holiday Topiaries Set of 3 Beach Glass Christmas Trees
   $120.00
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