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Funny way of decorating the tree.

I was out shopping for a few small gifts today.

I walked by a Christmas tree display and much of the ornaments were  over 3 feet above the ground.

It looked funny, but then a small child walked up and grabbed an ornament and I knew why the trees looked like they did.

And that reminded me of this cartoon...







Comment balloon 19 commentsWilliam Feela • December 07 2016 09:47PM


I am surprised that businesses do not have the trees up high away form small kids. 

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 4 years ago

Reminds me of a friend who used candy canes on her tree when her children were small. She left one a day at a level those little arms could reach.

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) about 4 years ago

I understand since I have a cat and she loves to hit the ornaments that hang low with her paws... 

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Keller Williams of Central PA) about 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing your experience. Cats and dogs also tend to like those low hanging ornaments.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

that was very short sighted of santa there thinking it was just the elves.. maybe the reindeer played a part in that too?

Posted by Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370 (KW of the Palm Beaches) about 4 years ago


Short and right to the point.
Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 4 years ago

We have something similar when our grandson helps with the decorating

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 4 years ago

Good morning William.  We have 4 great grandkids due, I'm sure it will get interesting as they are just the ones who would grab anything that is close to the ground. 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 4 years ago

Good morning William. This is really cute and I like the idea and the cartoon.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 4 years ago

The grandkids will always get their fingers on the low ones.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 4 years ago

I don't put anything I value too close to the bottom because my cats will get interested and knock it off

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 4 years ago

Very humorous William, you got a chuckle out of me. (I needed that).

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 4 years ago

It is a cute cartoon and shows exactly the opposite of what you were talking about. Great example!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) about 4 years ago

Interesting observation, William.  I hope that you have a great holiday season and no one swipes your decorations.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 4 years ago

If you've every had a cat that liked to play ping-pong with the ornaments, you'd also appreciate the lower limbs being bare. Although, I suppose it wouldn't stop some cats! My cats never climbed trees, although I hear some are not that fortunate.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) about 4 years ago


 I love it and thanks for sharing and adding a much needed smile on my face.

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert about 4 years ago

Hey! That looks just the trees I used to decorate. Can you guess? I'm short!

P.S. Here's how many points were posted when I started to comment on your blog: 2,790,424

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 4 years ago

This one made me chuckle! 

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) about 4 years ago

Reminds me of the way the cedars and hemlocks look in the spring after the deer have eaten everything close to the ground.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 4 years ago