Pink is in for Christmas the past couple of years. Did you know pink for Christmas isn’t a new idea? The first aluminum tree came out in 1958. Since then metallic trees had their time of being popular. I remember seeing them in shiny green, red, silver, white, blue and pink.
I think the new trend to have pink trees comes in part from the warmer weather we have been having at Christmas, also all the people who travel to warmer destinations over the winter, including the Canadian Snowbirds in Florida. They bring the ideas of summer into the Christmas season.
I’ve seen pink flamingos, orange and pink poinsettias and shiny neon pink snowflakes decorating the Christmas trees in stores here. They are very pretty, romantic looking, a change from the traditional red and green.
There are a few places selling the vintage aluminum trees:
Traditions Year Round Holiday Store
Yuletide Expressions (New trees like the vintage silver trees).
Flickr: Aluminum Christmas Trees
Suite101: Collectible Vintage Aluminum Christmas Trees
ATOM – Aluminum Tree and Ornament Museum
Wikipedia: Aluminum Christmas Tree
CBC Digital Archives: Aluminum Christmas Trees come to Canada (1960)