Our Favorite Christmas Decoration From Childhood Is Now Worth A Fortune


Christmas-time is magical. It's just a time of year where we can feel a little happier and a little more joyful. Sure it's stressful and cold, and there's so much to do, but at the end of it all we're with people we love.

Obviously as a kid Christmas was the best, and I still look back on those childhood memories fondly. It wasn't just the presents either, it was all of Christmas. The food, the laughs, even the decorations.

One decoration honestly slipped my mind until I saw it online a little while ago. The old green ceramic Christmas trees were a huge part of my family's Christmas. My grandma had them everywhere.

I feel bad that I forgot, but Walmart released a brand new line of them so I can make up for lost time.

The Walmart reissue looks just like the original to me, but it's the ones from Christmases past that people are shelling out big money for.

"Everyone who took a ceramics class and celebrated Christmas made one of these trees," a vintage lifestyle expert, Bob Richter, told TODAY.

The trees were everywhere, but started to fade around the 80s. Still, like most Christmas decorations, they lived on in thousands of households, like mine.

Now, because nostalgia seems to be a booming business, people are searching everywhere for these childhood decorations. Ebay has sold many older trees, with one selling for an absolutely insane $649. You can still find some on the site, but you'll be paying a pretty penny.

You can still find the famous green tree on Walmart at a little less than $50. They also have a ton of other options.

This one is what you'd call "on trend" right now. The rose gold color is extremely popular, and it adds a modern look to a vintage decoration. I love it!

Pink Tree

Do you remember in A Charlie Brown Christmas when Linus and Charlie Brown go shopping for a tree? They're surrounded by a bunch of colorful trees, and this pink one would fit right in! This would make a great gift for a granddaughter's first Christmas.

Ready-To-Paint Tree

Calling all you crafty people out there: you get to paint this tree yourself! Pick whatever colors and patterns you want, just make sure you have a fun time doing it. This would be a great Christmas Eve activity with the grandkids.

Classic Tree

A green tree...what a novel idea! This isn't the exact tree my Nanny had, but it's pretty close. If you're looking for a subtle yet beautiful addition to your Christmas decorations this year, I think you've found it!

White Tree

Don't get confused, the white tree is not the same as the ready-to-paint tree. This one is meant to stay bare, and has the coating to prove it. Much like the rose gold tree, this one is a little bit more modern, but would be a great fit in a snowy village display.

Large Retro Tree

Okay, now THIS is the tree I remember!! It's like they went back in time and duplicated the one my family loved so much. The star, the lights, the color... It all brings back memories to being a kid on Christmas morning and being more interested in the twinkling lights than anything under the tree.

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