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Week in Review: Holiday Edition

Dec. 17, 2021
Tips to make the most of the season—and stay safe in the process.

This week, we’re getting in the holiday spirit.

We’ve donned our holiday apparel and decorated the tree. Now it’s time to brighten your spirits. Or at least, help you stay safe at work and home this holiday season.

We’ve dug through the archives and compiled a list of stories that cover everything from outdoor lights to sustainable giving to avoiding holiday hazards.

We hope you enjoy and encourage you to share any memories or advice on how to celebrate the holidays safely. After a difficult two years, we need more cheer and less injuries.

Stay healthy and well, everyone!

12 Days of Christmas Safety [Infographic]

With neighbors vying to take home the title of "Best Display" in the—official and unofficial—house decorating competitions in communities across the nation and families preparing inventive holiday meals and a few dozen Christmas cookies, the holiday season has all of the ingredients for safety fails.

View the infographic here.

Carry Christmas with You for the Rest of the Year

Ideas for how to keep the spirit of the season with you long after the presents are opened and the decorations are put away.

Read the article here.

How to Survive Holiday Gatherings and Disarm the Debbie Downers

Holiday gatherings rarely run as smoothly as we’d like them to, and for most of us, those Norman Rockwell paintings of Thanksgiving and Christmas are pretty but unrealistic.

Read the article here.

Seven Dos and Don’ts for the Holiday Season

Consider this your official notice for how to avoid legal issues in this season of giving.

Read the advice here.

How to Make This Christmas a Green Christmas

This year, instead of wishing for a white Christmas, think green instead.

Read the article here.

2009 Holiday Safety: Cooking Safety Tips

Safety in the kitchen will save a perfect holiday dinner from ending with the fire department hosing down your Christmas ham.

Read the tips here.

Should I Send My Boss a Holiday Card? The Do's & Don'ts of Holiday Card Etiquette

If you’re wondering what’s appropriate at the holiday season, you’re not alone. Here are some considerations to keep in mind before you put pen to paper.

View the recommendations here.

The 12 Injuries of Christmas [Photo Gallery]

Regardless of whether you've been naughty or nice, some people can't seem to avoid Christmas-related injuries - from hanging lights and defective decorations, to cuts from wrapping gifts and falls from ladders. Who knew Christmas could be so painful?

View the photo gallery here.

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