The holiday season has arrived and it’s time for fellowship with family and friends. And what better place to share time with loved ones than around a nice, warm, glowing, fire? Your fireplace is the backdrop for many of your holiday traditions. Just like you, we here at Old Smokey’s have a few holiday activities that we enjoy around the fireplace during the holidays.

Roasting Marshmallows and Hot Cocoa

Roasting marshmallows aren’t just for camping! All you need is a couple of sticks and a bag of marshmallows to enjoy a nice winter treat. If you feel like kicking it up a notch, you might want to try making one of our all-time favorite treats, s’mores! Nothing beats the enjoyment you get from enjoying a warm, gooey snack with the family. Need something to wash those s’mores down? Warm yourself up by heating up a nice warm cup of hot cocoa.

Family Pictures

The fireplace is the quintessential backdrop for family photos and for good reason. Your fireplace represents the warmth and joy your family feels for each other. Maybe you are looking to take that perfect family photo to hang on the wall, or maybe you want to create a holiday greeting card to send to your loved ones. If you are, be sure to put on your best holiday sweater, gather your family around the fireplace. If you feel that your fireplace needs a little facelift, be sure to call Old Smokey’s. We’ll have your fireplace looking picturesque in no time!

Fun & Games

Playing your family’s favorite board games or card games while soaking in the warmth of a fire is a fun way to pass the time during the holiday break. Nothing stirs up a little friendly family competition like a game of Monopoly, Risk, or chess. If you feel like a team competition, try playing a game of Canasta, Spades, or Rook.

Happy Holidays!

No matter what you decide to do around the fireplace this holiday season, make sure you’re doing it safely. If you have a Christmas tree, be sure that it is further than three feet away from your fireplace. Also, be sure to take your stockings down when you have a fire lit. If you need to sweep your fireplace and chimney before the holiday season, you still have time to schedule an appointment with Old Smokey’s. We at Old Smokey’s appreciate your business and want to wish you a warm, happy holiday season!