I purchased both the 7.5' tree and the mail box swag. Both are beautiful! Yes you need to spend some time "fluffing" the tree branches but the results are worth the effort. There is an abundance of snow on this tree so I recommend fluffing on a sheet to catch the falling snow. Pine cones, berries, snow and lights give you a tree that really doesn't need additional decoration. I simply added narrow sparkly ribbon swag in red and silver. The result is stunning. Mailbox swag is on battery operated timer -- 6 on/18 off. very pretty!