A Box Of Boughs

22 Dec
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(Photo credit: 19melissa68)

Christmas 1960 saw its first aluminum trees in Canada!

Shipped from the United States, they can be purchased anywhere from $5 to $20.  This new “space-age” tree has many advantages: they are fireproof, they never shed needles, and they can be made to look good, too.

Aluminum trees’ fad lasted about a decade. They came in different sizes and colours: from table-top to touch-the-ceiling height; from pink, blue, gold, and silver.

“Aluminum trees figure prominently in the 1965 animated classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas,” writes CBC Archives.


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6 responses to “A Box Of Boughs

  1. gpcox

    February 21, 2013 at 11:24 am

    My mother just had to have one!

    • tkmorin

      February 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Brings back memories, doesn’t it? 🙂

  2. divinerush ღ

    December 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Nice post! 🙂

    I also wanted to say thank you for the follow, and all the likes on my blog. It’s very appreciated & truly means a lot to me. I hope you continue to enjoy what you read! I enjoy your blog as well & look forward to reading future posts from you!

    Good luck with everything & Merry Christmas :]

    • tkmorin

      December 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      Thank you! :). … And I indeed enjoy your writings.

  3. alesiablogs

    December 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I grew up with a tree like that! Alesia

    • tkmorin

      December 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      :). Yeah, I think we had one like that too!


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