
# Lighting a Christmas Tree 2019

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This year was a tough Christmas. I had asked Yukari what kind of decorations she'd want on a tree this year at the end of 2018 and she said blue and silver. To that end I got a bunch of blue, teal, and cool white lights to make a nice gradiated spiral, along with ornaments to match.

I had also purchased (at a steep discount) a bunch of fake poinsettia garland from Michaels after Christmas 2018. I used the blossoms to make a nice spiral. From last year I knew the blue would be very difficult to see, so there were many layers of blue lights and then some of the turqoise intermixed. The cool white lights were set with the poinsettia spiral to cause it to really pop.

In an attempt to offset the general sadness this year, and as a joke about corporate culture in general, I got some clear bulbs, printed American Express's Blue Box Values, and inserted a value into each bulb. Next, a closeup of the tree makes two such values clear, and presents a blurry reflection of me!