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Old 09-10-2011, 09:59 PM
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Christmas Tree

Oh my, it seems like I'm the only one who still uses tinsel on my tree. I just love the way it sparkles when the Christmas tree lights are lit up. It's true that it makes a huge mess but I have hard wood floors so it's easy to pick up. And for some reason my cat Garth doesn't seem attracted to it. I don't think I'd like my tree decorated without tinsel.
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Kitty & Tinsel

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The cats eating it was my reason as well. The first time you see cat poop hanging out the back end of a cat by tinsel it completely loses its magic.
Been there many times over the course of the life of the beast that lived well over a decade. The kicker is the gobbler of the shiny tinsel was named Silver. Our current furry friend doesn't get the chance to repeat history, as we stopped using the decoration for obvious reasons.
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:45 AM
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The cats eating it was my reason as well. The first time you see cat poop hanging out the back end of a cat by tinsel it completely loses its magic.
now that is a picture no one wants in there head on a Monday morning!!!! That was the reason I too stopped using it for!!!
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I'm so glad I'm not the only one who stopped using it for that reason.
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Growing up we put so much tinsel on our tree that you could barely see the lights shining through it - and we thought it was SO pretty!

Hubs and I don't put tinsel on our tree because it gets caught in the motors of our spinning ornaments. We do use beaded garland and some pretty icicle ornaments that give the tree that "shiny" look without having two tons of tinsel piled on.
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Like many others here, we also had tinsel on our tree when I was a kid. Since I've been married, we put garland on the tree a few times, but no we don;t use that either.
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I've never used tinsel. No particular reason, I've just never bought any.
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I loved it as kid, but I don't use it anymore....not with two cats who seem to think it's a tasty treat just for them. I was never talented enough to get it to look nice anyway....it always looked like a jumbled up ball of silver thrown on each branch.
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Gotta have my tinsel! I think it gives the tree double the sparkle power. I always put it on with the lights off for two reasons:

1. I can clearly see where I'm putting it for an even distribtuion
2. When I turn the tree on afterwards: WOW!!!! It's dazzling.
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we just can't do it with our cat around. He eats stuff like that.
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