Consumer Affairs is reporting that toddlers have knocked over 10 million Christmas trees this year, both in residential homes and public holiday displays.
“In addition to the trees, children four and under have broken an estimated 30 million ornaments,” said consumer advocate Maria Dansen. ”
In lieu of a tree, many parents are opting for non-traditional ways to mark Christmas including:
- A framed photo of a Christmas tree
- An Christmas tree wall sticker
- A peppermint-scented candle
- A handful of pine needles in a Ziploc bag above the fireplace