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Stories Tagged - holiday decorating

Installing Christmas lights can be fraught with danger without the right precautions. (Getty Images)
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Dec. 08, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Four Christmas light safety tips to avoid falls, fires and shocks

As Clark Griswold’s experience in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” illustrates, installing Christmas lights can be fraught with danger without the right precautions.

Anything being pruned selectively is fair game for seasonal decorating. Photo by Donna Balzer/For CREB®Now
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Dec. 07, 2016 | Donna Balzer

Chill out

Bring nature indoors for low-cost decorating this season

newDonnawebMichelena Bamford loves the scent of natural evergreens such as junipers, pines, blue spruce, white spruce and cedars in her home.

But the owner of Calgary-based Rocky Mountain Wreaths doesn't limit herself to greens. She also gathers local dogwood, birch and wolfwillow twigs to add to her work. Combined, she says it brings nature into her home and brightens up the dark days of December.

"Different plants that we appreciate at different times of year are really important to me," said Bamford.


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