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    How many strands of lights do your tree take? I only used two this year. I'm sure that I could have fit more on my tree, but I didn't feel like doing a lot to my tree this year. I have a fake one, I would have liked a real one, but my boyfriend didn't want a real one.

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    Mine has the lights built in, they are just standard white ones. Nothing fancy. I use colored strands to add to this.
    I used four 8 ft cords, two of each color. I would wrap one on the top in one shade, then one on the bottom of the other than reverse it. This way I have an even flow.
    In total 32 feet on 4 strands! I have a FAT tree though haha

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    • #3
      Well, I personally use as many as I think it will need. I am old and I buy them at after Christmas sales.

      I do not purchase trees with lights already on them.

      Edwin
      Always thinking
      World's Best Manager

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      • #4
        There are some HUGE sales going on everywhere if you happen to find any trees. I saw one at Big Lots just today for only $25! It was a 6.5 fiber-optic. I was shocked! I almost got it just to have a spare but I decided not to, I just don't have the room.

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        • #5
          I get a live tree every year but the decorations stay the same. I use 4 strands myself. All done in frosted white. Sometimes I could use more or sometimes I have more than enough...

          It depends on the tree but for the most part, I do 4 strands that are about 6 feet in length.

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          • #6
            For the last several years now, we've purchased a fresh tree from a local Christmas tree farm from around where I live. You just can't beat the smell of a real tree! As far as lights go, well the rule of thought was that you should put 100 lights on for every foot your tree is in height.

            But this year when I was in a store buying lights for the outside, there was a sign stating that for an average 6ft. tree, you only need a total of 400 lights. So, I don't really know anymore on exact number of lights one needs for their tree.

            I would agree with edwin, put on whatever amount you seem fit for your tree. If you like a lot of lights, them put em on! If less is more to you, then put less on. Just remember that any ornaments you put on the tree will fill in any spaces that may be gaping on you tree after you put on the lights.

            So really, do whatever you need to do to make your tree, your tree!
            "Remember, if Christmas isnít found in your heart, you wonít find it under a tree.Ē ~ Charlotte Carpenter.

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            • #7
              We have a 7'-0" artificial tree that came heavily flocked. It originally had white incans however, over time they started burning out. We have since replaced them all with bright whites ( should have done warm ) and it took 10 strands of 60 I believe and we fell a little short at the top. We like a lot of lights at Christmas so too much is not enough!

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