Last year after Christmas, my mother, knowing her absent-minded daughter a little too well, bought me the greatest Christmas gadget ever invented. It is a sensor that you stick in your Christmas tree stand. When the water level falls too low, a special snowman ornament (attached by a wire to the sensor) blinks with strobe-like majesty.
No more crispy trees!
The sensor is called the Water Me Now Christmas Tree Water Monitor. The number on the package is 1-800-645-3867.
UPDATE: Ok, so maybe it’s NOT the greatest Christmas gadget ever. Three days after we set it up, the ornament won’t stop blinking, even though it’s sitting in a FULL stand of water.