Child and Pet Proof Christmas Tree is Here

November 29, 2018

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Have you ever seen something on social media and thought "there's no way that's real?" I feel like I do it all the time, but just last night something popped up in my Facebook newsfeed that had me wondering if someone was having fun with photoshop. 

If you have pets or small children, you know that the Christmas tree is often viewed as some kind of toy or jungle gym. 

That's one of my favorite holiday memes because as someone who has had cats all my life, I know this struggle all too much! There are a lot of creative ways to pet and child proof your tree like anchoring it to the wall with fishing line. But if you don't have time to take the precautions there's a tree for you.

It's the Half Christmas Tree!

Because the first 3 feet iare just a pole, your ornaments will be protected and it will be harder for cats to climb because there are no branches. The website where the tress is being sold describes it as: "If Santa's been extra generous, there's plenty of room to stack pressies underneath rather than scattering them around it. It's also a great alternative to the traditional tree if you're a tad tight for space."

That's all fine and great, but this tree is straight up U-G-L-Y! Sorry, not sorry! There are other ways to have a nice tree without having to resort to this nonsense. Check out our tips for pet proofing your tree here!