Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Tree Awareness

Every December 1000's of homeless and orphaned Christmas Trees are adopted from lots, the back of trucks and grocery stores, some to a good home and some not.

Because of a lack of screening and back round checks of those seeking to adopt a tree, all too often a tree will be tortured by tacky lights and adorned with gaudy decorations. In the worst cases of abuse the helpless tree will even be set fire too, taking its new home with it.
I urge you, my dear readers, to spread the word of Christmas tree safety to your friends and neighbors. Educate adoptive families on proper decorating techniques. Report and shame the abusers.

We can no longer turn a blind eye to these atrocities.
*Photos courtesy of Google Images

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14 comments:

PJ Mullen said...

This is why I'm a fan of the Charlie Brown tree. :)

Otter Thomas said...

Arica's job is to make sure we don't abuse the tree. I am very abusive tree wise in terms of firewood and such.

Juggling Eric said...

I need to find a picture of my tree when I was single. I doubt it still exists though...

Instead of an angel. It had the head of Kenny from South Park.

WeaselMomma said...

@ PJ ~ As am I. Simple is good.

@ Otter ~ Back away from the tree. Arica wil tell you if she needs help.

@ Eric ~ Abuser! Public shame surrounds you!

Me said...

*raises brow* To each their own, neh?

terri said...

I may be an abuser. *sniff* The shame! Is there a 12 step program?

Michelle said...

I think you'd approve of my tree.... but ohhh some of the trees I've seen :) Including a blog I read yesterday where the tree fell out of the car on the highway and was ummm decimated. Oops.

Melisa with one S said...

I'm so glad that you posted this. Love it!

Tom said...

I am a tacky Christmas decorations lover and I am proud. From mismatched lights to unbalanced use of tinsel and garlands, my trees come straight out of the ramshackle handbook.

Gotta go make me some Coors Light beer can ornaments now.

La'Tonya Richardson said...

We have an artificial tree, and I try to make sure the colors of our bulbs coordinate. I hate having too many colors, and I ONLY buy white lights. The children are getting better, at helping.

I followed you here from dearmisterman.

WeaselMomma said...

@ Me ~ Doesn't have to be designer and without personality, just no tacky.

@ Terri ~ Not sure about 12 steps, but there are mentoring programs.

@ Michelle ~ No link?

@ Melisa ~ I knew you would be grateful for the small bone.

@ Tom ~ We need to shame you in the public square. I do however wanna see the coors light can decorations.

@ La'Tonya ~ Dear Mister Man is good people. I'm sure your tree is beautiful and that the kids give it character.

Captain Dumbass said...

Sweet mother of all that's holy and good! I'd forgotten about those damn tinsel garlands. Forgotten or repressed, take your pick.

*shaking*

seashore subjects said...

Not to mention abuse from pets in the home. I swear ours was nicely balanced until the puppy decided it was a toy tree and takes one for the road every time he walks by! Now, it is all lop-sided in its ornament distribution. (poor thing)

Jason @ The Devoted Dad said...

It looks like somebody puked up decorations on that tree. By all means- I am certain I have had a tree look like that in the past. Redo!

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