There's really nothing more beautiful than sitting on your couch on a chilly winter evening sipping a warm cup of tea and admiring your beautifully lit Christmas tree.
I mean, you worked so hard to get the thing into the stand, made sure each and every single strand of lights worked properly, and took the time to adorn it with ornaments -- so it's only natural to spend a good bit of time staring at it during the holiday season.
But it's important to remember that while they're pleasing to the eye and fun for the whole family, Christmas trees are, in fact, trees -- so there are certain steps you need to take to keep them fresh, and also make sure you aren't creating any safety hazards by having them on display in your home.
Radio Disney and Underwriters Laboratories collaborated and came up with some great advice on how to safely keep your tree in the house this year. Here are some of their best tips, plus a couple more that might help keep your tree fresh a little bit longer.
Do you have any tricks for caring for your tree?
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