Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Dec 07, 2017


Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Keep ‘happy’ in the ‘Happy Holidays’ by preventing all sorts of seasonal dangers!

The holiday season is an exciting – but extremely hectic – time. It’s no surprise; people are running from mall to mall, decorating, and entertaining. It’s easy to lose sight of some of the more important safety holiday precautions around the home during this time. Before you start untangling the holiday lights, take time to be vigilant. Make sure that you and your family know how to decorate safely. Deck the Halls Carefully There’s nothing quite like decorating for the holidays! Ensure that you and your loved ones stay safe with these tips.
  • Water fresh trees daily so that they don’t try out.
  • Place Christmas trees away from heat sources and vents.
  • Check that your decorations are flame resistant.
  • Keep sharp ornaments away from young children.
  • Ensure that the holiday lights don’t have any frayed or damaged wires.
  • Do not overload sockets.
Wrapping Up the Gifts The gift-giving season is a fun time of year, but you want to ensure that your gifts are wrapped up with care.
  • Avoid putting small tags, loose ribbon, little decorations, and bells around the house or on presents, especially if you have small children or pets.
  • Help your children to wrap presents if they are young and cut the wrapping paper for them.
  • Never put wrapping paper in the fire as this can burn rapidly.
Candle Caution Candles may well be a part of your loved holiday tradition, but extra care is needed to ensure these naked flames are safe.
  • Never leave burning candles unattended.
  • Place them well away from children and pets.
  • Never used lit candles to decorate trees.
  • Place candles away from flammable objects like curtains and steady them on a flat surface.
  • Extinguish all flames before you go to bed. 
Before the holiday season sets in, take some time to review your insurance coverages. Being protected for the holidays is not only important, but it can offer peace of mind that you won’t face financial hardship. To get started, contact C.V. Mason Insurance Agency in Bristol, Connecticut.