Holiday Decorating Safety TipsThe holidays are here and that means many will decorate their homes, do you know how to decorate with safety in mind?

It’s time to deck the halls with boughs of holly (fa la la la la, la la la la). Before you cut down your holiday tree and hang up your ornaments and lights, you have to make sure that you know a few safety tips to keep you and your family safe. Take these holiday decorating safety tips into consideration to keep you and your family safe this holiday season.

Holiday Tree Safety
Instead of cutting one down, you should purchase a faux holiday tree. They are much less flammable than real trees and require no maintenance.
If you must purchase a real tree, make sure that you water it well to keep its needles and branches from drying up. It only takes a spark and a second to completely engulf the tree in flames.

Ornament Safety
Glass is a beautiful material for ornaments, but they can also be dangerous. Curious small children and pets may knock them over and cut themselves with the fine and sharp shards from the shattered ornament. Buy plastic ornaments, or hang your glass ornaments high on the tree.

Holiday Light Safety
Make sure that your lights are away from all flammable material. Should one of the bulbs short and send sparks flying everywhere, you want to make sure that these sparks don’t land on anything that could burst into flames and make your holidays a bit less than merry. It is also a good idea to turn off the lights when you and your family go to bed.

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