During the holiday season the fireplace becomes an important part of our lives. It is typically the focal point of holiday celebrations. Fireplaces provide physical as well as emotional warmth to homes everywhere throughout this important time of the year.
In today’s busy world, the fireplace has become a symbol of comfort and peace. In fact, builders and architects report that the fireplace is one of the most requested features by new home buyers. Whether it conjures up fond memories or simply warms your bones, there is something magical about firelight.
Remember to always follow some general safety precautions when using your fireplace. Always keep clothing, furniture, draperies, decorations and other flammable materials at a safe distance. Don’t be nervous about using your fireplace while you have holiday guests. Just be sure to let them know that the fireplace can be extremely hot during and after use, and that children and pets should be watched closely. Fireplace safety screens, freestanding screens and barriers can reduce the risk of burns as they prevent skin from coming into direct contact with the fire.
In addition to warming your home, the fireplace can be used to showcase your decorating skills, especially during the holiday season. You can trim your mantel with holiday photos, beautiful candles, garlands, flowers, bowls of seasonal fruit and other seasonal decorations. White, silver and gold color schemes can add a touch of elegance. However, remember to make sure that all decorations are a safe distance from the heat and flame. While it might seem like a good idea to hang stockings from the mantel, this should never be done if you plan to light a fire in your fireplace. Instead, consider hanging them from the banister rails.
Holiday scents emanating from your fireplace can add an extra special touch to your holiday get-togethers. Just in time for the holidays, Earthlog Fire Logs are available in Pumpkin Spice, Vanilla Berry, and Natural Pine at all LOWES retailers nationwide.
Earthlog Fire Logs produce more heat and less smoke than conventional fire logs. Less smoke means less carbon monoxide, less particulate matter emissions and less creosote accumulation. When used properly, Earthlogs are better for your health, safety and the environment than any other type of fire log. Earthlog Fire Logs are made from waste paper and the highest quality scented paraffin waxes. Earthlog Fire Logs are your best choice this holiday season!