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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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.
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.
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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