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Aldi Ceramic Christmas Trees are now popping up in Aldi stores!
If you grew up in the 1970s or 1980s, chances are your mom or grandma would head out one night a week to pursue her favorite hobby.
Lots of people in that era were into ceramics. They would go to ceramics shops, where they would choose unfinished ceramic items, paint them, and leave them to be fired in a kiln to reach their fullest hardened, glossy potential.
Sooner or later, every person into ceramics brought home a lighted ceramic Christmas tree. Come on now, you know what I’m talking about, right?
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My mom didn’t just stop at one ceramic Christmas tree. Oh no. We exceeded expectations at my house. I distinctly remember there being at least five of these ceramic trees at my house in the early 1980s, painted to match the decor in certain rooms. I especially remember a beautiful white one with a translucent green glaze and all-white lights in our living room. It perfectly matched our pale green velvet couches.
Mom is gone now, and so are those couches and most of our Christmas decor. While I can’t say I would ever want those, ahem, lovely couches back, I sure do wish I knew what happened to those ceramic Christmas trees.
Aldi Ceramic Christmas Trees
And there must be a lot of people out there like me, because a wave of nostalgia has led to high demand for this vintage-style Christmas decor lately. These things have sold for prices of up to $60 to $70 in some stores.
But once again, Aldi is coming through for us.
The Aldi Ceramic Christmas Trees are being sold under the “Merry Moments” brand name. They were so popular in 2019 and 2020, that Aldi is bringing them back for the holiday season in 2021!
As of yet, there hasn’t been an announcement in the weekly Aldi ad for the ceramic trees…they are just showing up in stores (along with ceramic gnomes)! We spotted the trees at our local Aldi the week of December 1, 2021.
In addition to the large green ceramic tree, we spotted a white mini tree for $12.99!
Each tree is battery operated and the bulbs DO NOT come out. We see this as a plus because the plastic lights won’t fall out, which is very typical of other brands of ceramic Christmas trees, and therefore do not need to be replaced.
Both versions of these trees have multi-colored lights.