I was determined to get a prelit tree this year, then I saw the price of the one I wanted and decided to buy 8 boxes of lights for 1/5 of the price. I was even more pleased with my thrifty decision making when I got out our medium sized tree and remembered that it was a prelit tree and that the lights worked on it for precisely one Christmas, and one Christmas only. I spent the good part of our evening and about an hour the next day removing the lights from the tree and replacing them.
I apparently don’t have a picture of our big tree in it’s finished state but here are the two trees that are done. We have a miniature tree to decorate tomorrow.