Would You Buy An Upside-Down Christmas Tree?
Published December 11, 2017 at 2:39 am
Bottoms up, folks — upside-down Christmas trees are already a thing in 2017.
If you haven’t gotten a tree yet, there’s still plenty of time to jump on the bandwagon.
Everyone – from major shopping malls to hotels to random millennials – are getting in on the inverted fad.
It’s basically a large green chandelier in your living room.
Perhaps you’ve seen it on Pinterest, or maybe just overheard people debating its merits at Burlington’s Kelly’s Bake Shoppe (which is beautifully decked out for Christmas, I must say!).
At any rate, decorators are defying gravity – and tradition – in order to have some fun.
How exactly does it work? Well, artificial trees are suspended from the ceiling then covered in tinsel, ornaments, and all things bright.
— Dakota Montoya (@DKclipperz) December 7, 2017
While it may seem new, it’s been around for more than a decade.
A 2005 report from NPR says it was originally a retailer’s trick to gain more floor space for products and can be traced back to the 12th century when “Central Europeans would hang candle-laden trees from the ceiling to represent the Holy Trinity. But the 21st-century artificial trees are more a nod to the gods of commerce.”
Big-box retailers are selling them stateside, and while Amazon.ca offers the trees, the three we found are ‘currently unavailable.’
There’s one at Wayfair.ca for $900.
Call it what you will … there’s even a book addressing the trend, titled The Upside-Down Christmas Tree: And Other Bizarre Yuletide Tales.
Our only question is, where on Earth do the presents go?
What do you make of this trend?
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