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Safety reminders about Christmas trees and holiday lights

GREAT FALLS — The dim glow of a scented candle illuminating holiday cards is a sight that can be found in many homes during the holidays – but can quickly…

Learning Holiday Decorating from Scratch Begins with Patience

By Jonny Lupsha, News Writer When it comes to holiday decorating, avoid the “kitchen sink” approach, according to The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper has published five tips on avoiding…

Seven ways to protect your home from fire this holiday season – News

The holiday season is called the most wonderful time of the year — but it also can be one of the most dangerous. Learn the best ways to protect yourself,…

How to make outdoor holiday decorations that feed wildlife

Decorating an outdoor tree with edible ornaments and garland is a great way to infuse a little holiday cheer to an outdoor space, while offering food for local wildlife. Plus,…

Holiday retail sales jumped 3% as more people shop for decor and furniture for their homes

When you’re stuck at home for a year, you’re probably going to get bored of staring at the same old couch, and those creaks and quirks are going to start…

Gingerbread can be the taste of the holiday season | Home & Garden

For more than 1,000 years, people have been mixing ginger, cloves, nutmeg, molasses and other ingredients to make sweets. Gingerbread ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cloves (smell before…

2020 Holiday Decorating Trends – The Good Men Project

— It’s no surprise that the holiday season is looking a little different this year. 2020 has been a tumultuous year for most – to say the least – and…

Oh, Christmas Tree | Holiday Guide | Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area

I’m looking at our Christmas tree, which stands in a corner of our living room, white lights and glittering decorations adorning its boughs, a twinkling star perched at the top.…

‘Blow out all the candles:’ Greenwich volunteer firefighters offer holiday safety tips

GREENWICH — Volunteers in the Greenwich Fire Department are reminding the public about fire safety during the holiday season, particularly about the safe use of candles. More than one-third of…

Valley Views: Check those expectations this holiday season | News

The year 2020 has been an “annus horribilis” but nonetheless, for me at least, it has flown by. It seems like just yesterday I had never ordered Instacart. And now…