Prepare Your Fireplace and Mantel for Christmas and Winter

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

Christmas Fireplace Safety Checklist

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

Fire Retardants for Live Christmas Trees and Mantel Greenery

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.

No Fireplace for Stockings? No Problem!

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.

How to Open Fireplace Damper and When to Close the Fireplace Damper

What you need to know about operating your chimney damper.

Is Your Fireplace Santa Ready?

With these simple steps, you can ensure your fireplace is Santa ready and he has an enjoyable visit to your home.