How to “insure” a safe holiday season

65034By Gillian Birch

(NC)—Yes, the holiday season is a time to be jolly, but it’s also a time to be very, very busy.  There’s baking, decorating, party hosting and hopping, shopping, and much more.
Does your holiday planning include a checklist of precautions you should take to “insure” the season is safe and sound for you and your loved ones?
“With so much on the go, it’s easy to lose sight of some of the dangers that can crop up during the holiday season,” said Wayne Ross, insurance expert at Aviva Canada.  “Here are some important reminders of things that can go wrong and suggestions to prevent this from happening.”

• Oh Christmas Tree: Remember, a wet tree is a safe tree.  Water your tree regularly throughout the holiday season and under no circumstances, leave a lit tree unattended.
• Be the Host with the Most: Monitor your guests’ alcohol intake and if you feel someone has had too much to drink, don’t let them get behind the wheel of a car.  Take their keys away, offer them a spare bedroom, find a designated driver, or call them a cab.
• Be a Good Neighbour: Keep your sidewalk and walkway free of ice and snow.  The last thing you want is to have a guest – or neighbour – falling and injuring themselves due to your negligence.
• Check Weather and Travel Conditions: Find out what’s in store weather-wise and if the forecast doesn’t look promising, allow yourself extra time or, better yet, wait until conditions improve.

By following the above advice, you can be assured that your holiday memories are happier than ever. More information is available from your insurance broker or online at avivacanada.com.

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