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Whether you’re moving into your first dorm room or finally getting to have the purple Christmas you’ve dreamed of in the house you’ve lived in for 30 years, The Purple Store has the right tree for you! Check out our list below to find the perfect purple Christmas tree!
This 2-foot tree adds a lot of Christmas spirit to a smaller space. They’re the perfect choice to brighten up a dorm room or bring some Christmas cheer to anyone who has to spend their holiday in the hospital. Bonus points if you get one in the appropriate school colors!
4-Foot Christmas Trees
We have four different options for 4-foot Christmas trees. 4-foot trees are perfect for apartments without a lot of space, or any home in which you want a tree that you can easily set up and not have to move around a lot of furniture. There’s still plenty of room under them for presents or more decorations. All of them come pre-lit, so you can just hang your favorite ornaments on them, and you’re ready to go!
For a slightly more “natural-looking” tree, go for the 4-foot Winter Twilight tree, or the 4.5-Foot Ash Tree. If you want your tree to just be as purple as possible, the 4-Foot Tinsel Stylized tree and the 4-Foot Tiffany tree are as purple as can be!
Full-size Christmas Trees
With these 6-foot to 7.5-foot Christmas trees, you can finally have the purple Christmas of your dreams. They have plenty of room to hang all of your favorite decorations, and will immediately be a conversation piece for anyone visiting your home.
The 6-foot tall Purple and White tree is feels extra wintery with its white branches. The tree is not pre-lit, so there’s plenty of space to bring your purple Christmas ideas to life with the lights you want, and your purple decorations will stand out brilliantly against the white branches.
The 7.5-foot Narrow Profile Ash tree is ideal for fitting into narrower spaces. You don’t have to move the couch much to find a space for this tree, but there’s still plenty of room on it for decorations.
The 7.5-Foot Tiffany tree is our brightest, shiniest tree. This tinsel tree sparkles in the light. It comes pre-lit, but the more lights you add, the more it radiates. It practically sparkles when it’s next to a flickering fireplace.
The 7.5-Foot “Feathered Winter Twilight” tree is designed to look like a real tree that’s been turned purple. This classic-looking tree is perfect for those who want a classic-looking tree with a purple twist.
The 7.5-foot Ash tree is our biggest tree! The base is 57 inches wide and has 1,350 tips for all of your ornaments. Tell your friends to bring their ornaments over as well and have a big communal Christmas tree full of pieces from all of your friends and family!
Now that you’ve picked out the best tree for you, check out this article for advice how to make your lights last as long as possible
We here at The Purple Store hope you have a season of great memories and hope all of your purple wishes come true!
Now that you’ve gotten your awesome Purple Christmas Lights, you probably want them to last as long as possible!
We’ve compiled a list of a few tips below for getting the most out of your lights!
1. Wrap them around a coat hanger or coffee can. This is a simple way to make putting away your lights go faster, and will save you from having to untangle your lights next year. Wrapping them around something also lowers the chances that the cable will get pinched and potentially damaged during the rest of the year. Cables can be wrapped around things but the real trick is letting it curl in a loop and following the natural curve of the cord. Audio-visual experts do this as a matter of habit. A few other tips about wrapping up your light cords: Never curl a cord in a loop around your elbow. Never bend a cord or cable at a 90 degree angle. You can let it follow the curve and still wrap it around a spool or hanger, but not just blindly wind around.
2. Don’t leave them out for too long. You probably just aren’t quite ready to give up the Christmas spirit yet, right? You put all of that effort into getting all of those decorations and lights up, and now you just want to get as much out of them as you can. It has nothing to do with the fact that it’s going to take FOREVER to put all the lights away and you’d rather just slip into post-holiday hibernation mode, right? Well the longer your lights are out (especially any that are outside) the more wear they endure. Wind, rain, and the sun all wear down on your lights. Get them stored in a cool, dry, dark place as fast as possible after the holidays to make them last longer.
3. Don’t leave them on over night. We know it’s tempting to leave your lights on overnight to show everyone your purple Christmas spirit, but the longer you leave your lights on at a time, the more wear they sustain, especially with incandescent lights. Unplug your lights when you go to bed and not only will your lights last longer and have fewer burnouts, you’ll also lower your electricity bill! And really, the only people seeing your lights in the middle of the night are over-caffeinated third shifters, opossums, coyotes, and wallaroos. It’s probably safe to leave your lights on for Christmas eve to help Santa find your house. LED lights are also a great idea. LED lights last longer and use less energy than incandescent lights, and can be left on overnight virtually guilt-free!
4. Use a surge protector. Make sure the power strip you’re plugging your lights into is also a surge protector. Minor power outages due to inclement weather can result in power surges and spikes on the rest of a power grid. Christmas lights are usually polarized, but they aren’t grounded, so they’re especially sensitive to even smaller power surges. Plug them into a surge protector and to reduce wear and prevent them from being damaged by power surges.
5. Make sure the correct amount of power is flowing to your lights. Here’s a handy chart to know what kind of converter you need to make sure the correct voltage is going to your lights, at the right frequency. This will reduce wear and reduce the risk of blowouts from too much current.
Got any more tips on how to get the most out of your purple Christmas lights? Let us know in the comment section below!
We wish you the purplest holidays possible this year!
The shopping season is shorter than you expect this year!
The Purple Store has been shipping for nine years (nine years!) now, and we’ve learned a few things about shipping around the holidays that we thought we’d pass on. Some of this you know, some you might not.
1. Don’t wait! (No kidding.) As the shipping load gets bigger, the chances of your package getting delayed (or, rarely, lost) get higher. We’ve found that each day you wait to ship a package within about 17 days of Christmas can add more than a day to deliver. Within about 14 days it adds a day, then within about 10 days a day’s delay adds two days, then within the last week a day’s delay can add up to four days to delivery time.
2. Write legibly and check addresses! Even better, print a label created online. Mail to addresses the postal machines can read moves faster than mail to addresses a human has to double-check and read.
3. Standard Mail can be slow. Choose Expedited options for packages over a pound.
For lighter packages under a pound, many online retailers like The Purple Store use First Class Mail. It’s not quite as zippy as usual during the holidays, but it still moves pretty quickly. The normal 1-5 business day range becomes 2-7 days.
Over a pound, though, USPS has a steep cliff. Priority Mail isn’t guaranteed but is supposed to be 2-3 business days and even holiday rush deliveries are usually within 2-4 days. Not so with Standard shipping speed that goes by Parcel Post (AKA Parcel Select). While usually 2-8 business days, it can sometimes take 10-14 (or even 20) days during the holiday peak. USPS staff usually shrug and tell us, “Well, you did ship it Parcel Post. What did you expect?” And we answer, “We expected you to delivery our package in a reasonable amount of time.”
At The Purple Store we use FedEx ground for some of our shipments over a pound. During the holiday rush you can request that for a slight additional amount if you prefer it. We also gladly use 1, 2, or 3-day express upon request for the cost difference.
4. Don’t let USPS talk you into Express Mail. We’ve seen USPS counter staff nearly intimidate people with dire threats of how your package might not arrive in time. Express Mail/Priority Mail Express costs a lot more. If you need it there on time, great, but look at the price tag.
5. Breathe. Yes, it’s great when items arrive before Christmas and we will move mountains to help our customers reach that deadline in the most affordable ways we can. Our culture has made us a bit crazy about this deadline, though. Except for small children and items needed for events, we’ve found most people are just as happy to receive items a day or two after Christmas. Sometimes it’s nice to have a second wave of presents. The extra cost and worry of delivery before Christmas can sometimes be avoided by a smile, a shrug, a deep, cleansing breath in, and saying, “Well, it will get there a few days after.” Now breathe out. Worth considering.
Here’s a timeline for the last day you can ship something to be sure it will get to its destination in time for the 24th:
We realize not everyone has advance notice and time to shop early. Let us know if you need something sent by overnight, two-day, or three-day FedEx guaranteed. And remember that we can e-mail gift certificates right up until the last few hours on the 24th.
We hope the rest of your holiday season is stress free and full of joy!
- The Purple Store Staff