Such pleasure do you bring me!
The lyrics to this holiday classic, based on a German folk song, are so true. My Frasier Fir did bring me pleasure this holiday season. It was a delight to roam the tree farm until I found it, have it strapped to the hood of the car for the ride home, and adorn it with keepsake ornaments and blinking lights. I purchased a satin tree skirt with tassels in acknowledgment of its grandeur. The tree filled our home with its lovely aroma and spread good cheer merely by its presence.
But the holiday season is over and I had to let go. If you have a Christmas tree to dispose of, don’t forget these safety tips:
Get rid of the tree after Christmas or when it is dry.
Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home.
Check with your local community to find a recycling program.
Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.
Additional winter season fire safety tips are included in the “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires” campaign by NFPA and the United States Fire Administration. In addition, NFPA’s general safety information helps us practice fire safety all year long.