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Prepare Your Fireplace and Mantel for Winter 

As cold weather and winter holidays approach, are your fireplace and mantel ready?
These tips from will set you up for fire-season success:

Keep the holidays merry and safe, especially with children and pets around. Note these essential fireplace Christmas safety tips from

Nothing can completely prevent a Christmas tree or fireplace greenery from burning. But you can reduce the flammability of your Christmas trees and mantel greenery with these homemade or purchased fire retardants.

Don’t have a fireplace, but want one just for Christmas stockings? A removable vinyl wall fireplace decal or a cardboard fireplace can be a great substitute. They won’t provide the heat of a real fireplace. Nevertheless, each replica fireplace provides a symbolic accessory for the Christmas season, a perfect place for hanging stockings and taking holiday photos.

10 things you need to know before you light your first fire of the season.

Six tips on how to make your fireplace, hearth and fireplace mantel ready for your holiday guests.

What you need to know about operating your chimney damper: When and how to open and close your fireplace damper.

 Don’t let that big black rectangle above your fireplace ruin the charm of your holiday decorations. Here’s how to camouflage or transform existing above-the-fireplace televisions, mirrors and artwork to incorporate them into your Christmas decorating scheme. Add a layer instead of removing the existing TV, mirror or wall art above the mantel.

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