* Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from open flames & heat sources, like fireplaces, candles or space heaters.
* Keep a fire extinguisher near your tree, just in case.
* Check all light strands before plugging in your tree. If a strand has physical defects or visible damage, it should be replaced immediately.
* Never connect more than three strands of lights.
* Do not overload electrical outlets or circuits.
* If you have a real Christmas tree, keep your tree stand full of water.