One of the reasons the holidays are so much fun is because of the decorations! Who doesn’t like Christmas lights and a big beautiful Christmas tree?!

However, we don’t recommend going all Clark Griswold. Think safety first!

Here are some things to keep in mind when decking your halls for the holidays:

  • Check and recheck your holiday lights to make sure they are safe to put around trees outside and in your home.
  • Use outdoor lights for outdoor decorating and use indoor lights for indoor decorating.
  • Avoid using too many extension cords into power outlets.
  • Keep your Christmas trees hydrated and away from heat sources.
  • You can also opt for a fire-resistant fake tree instead.
  • When hanging lights up high and using a ladder, have someone hold the ladder for you.
  • Turn your lights off before you go to bed. Don’t leave them on overnight.
  • Don’t forget to blow out your candles before bed.

Rachel PItts is a 20+ year radio veteran covers all things Philly for Beasley Media Group Philadelphia as the Digital Program Director. This includes 97.5 The Fanatic, WMMR, WMGK, 92.5 XTU and BEN FM. A graduate from the Universaity of South Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications with a focus in Public Relations. Previously was the Digital Program Director for Beasley Media Group Tampa. Has been the co-host of "Theme Parks & Rec Podcast" and of the Tampa Bay Lightning backed podcast called, "Game Mizconduct".

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