Holiday Safety: A Guide to Proper Christmas Tree Care and Why it Matters

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While many people believe that Christmas trees are a timeless and universal seasonal tradition, the truth is that they didn’t really become popular outside of their original home in Germany until the Victorian era. Back then, Christmas trees were lit by placing small candles in the branches, which makes those of us looking back from the modern day react with confusion and horror–didn’t they realize how much of a fire hazard that was?

Holiday Safety: A Guide to Proper Christmas Tree Care and Why it Matters

Our team at Evergreen Elf, however, can attest that people haven’t learned as much from the mistakes of history as they think, as improper Christmas tree care makes these festive decorations just as much of a fire hazard as ever. We care about holiday safety, so in this article, we’ll go over how to properly care for your tree so that you can keep your home and family safe when Christmas rolls around again. 

Hydration is Key

The most important thing you can do to ensure proper holiday safety is to keep your Christmas tree properly hydrated. If a Christmas tree is dried out, the whole thing can go up in flames in seconds from a stray spark, while a tree that is moist from regular watering will be much more resistant to fire. Of course, trying to stay on a watering schedule can be more challenging than anticipated, which is where our team comes in.

Monitor Water Levels with the Evergreen Elf

We offer a reliable, convenient, and festive solution for Christmas tree watering that will ensure that you and your loved ones can enjoy complete holiday safety this season. Our product, the Evergreen Elf, is a water level monitor that attaches to your Christmas tree stand and alerts you when it’s time to refresh your tree. His charming, interactive audio and visual alerts turn watering your tree from a tiresome chore into a fun activity for the whole family and will ensure that you are safe from this fire hazard this winter.