I usually go for the tiny, white Christmas-style bulbs when I do my decorating. Because of the # of reviews, I decided to give these a try instead. For Christmas decorating, I think I would stick with the traditional bulbs, but these look pretty good for year-round decorating. I would imagine these would be a pain to strap around a small tree (2' high or less) because they are so very delicate, that they get caught on everything! I was wrapping them around a stand that already had fake leaves on it, and I tried extremely hard not to let it get loose from the "wrapped together" position they were in right out of the box, but dang-it if I didn't get it all knotted up while I was working with it. It took me just as long as it would to un-knot 100 normal Christmas lights, about an hour. These are dainty and delicate, a little yellowy, as in, every other one seems a little on the whiter side, every other one seems a little on the yellower side, but overall it's still very cute. Since they are LED, I have high hopes they will last longer than non-led Christmas lights, which burn out in 2 - 3 months of 24/7 use.