Tips for Avoiding Holiday Tragedies

Holiday hazards -- photo of poinsettia plant and lighted candlesThe holidays are a hectic time for many people and, with attention stretched so thin, it is easy to overlook hazards lurking in your home. Trees that aren’t properly cared for, candles left unattended, and cooking surfaces left unsupervised are the most common hazards that can lead to fires which, in turn, have the potential to cause injury and property loss.

Those aren’t the only hazards of the holiday season however. Decorative lights, plants, even the ribbons, bows and paper used to dress up the presents hold hidden dangers. For a more detailed list of what to look out for, see “6 Holiday Safety Hazards.”

Taking a few extra minutes to ensure that your home and decorations are safe can mean the difference between happy holidays and tragedy.