Safe Holiday Tips
December 20, 2022, Kitchener, Ontario
Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer
Enjoy a Safe Holiday Season
The holidays are here, and we have normalcy for the first time in a few years. Christmas parties are back on, hosting friends for seasonal get togethers, Chanukah, Kwanza, and other festivals is in full swing this month. International travel is getting back to normal, and we are travelling and hosting friends and family again too. It feels good.
It’s been while since many of us have had a chance to celebrate together. Let’s review a few sips for having a good holiday season!
- Plan Ahead
If you are hosting a gathering be sure to provide a mix of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks for your guest. If you are serving alcohol, then be sure to serve some munchies too. Don’t let people drive impaired. Have a sober guest drive them home or call a cab for anyone who’s had too much ‘fun’.
- Don’t get overwhelmed
It’s easy to feel like you are over working or overspending when you are hosting friends and family. Consider a potluck, assign friends and family items to bring to help distribute the costs and work.
- What about gifts? Do a home-made gift celebration. Consider gifts only for kids, or do a name draw so everyone gets one gift. Set a price limit on the gifts so no one feels left out or strained. You can give gently used items or give coupons to your family that they can redeem for a home-made dinner, or cookies. Your imagination is the only limit there!
- Consider giving to charity instead of each other
If you are in good position financially consider giving a gift to charity instead of buying needless gifts for others.
- Don’t drink and drive. Don’t use drugs and drive.
- Keep up to date with your flu and COVID vaccines particularly if you are visiting with older or ill friends and family. Wear a mask if appropriate.
- Unplug your Christmas lights at night
Check the weather before you leave the house, leave extra time and carry a winter emergency kit in the car. Drive sober, have a cell phone charger in the car.
- Look out for fire starters
The use of extension cords always increases the risk of fire. Never leave candles unattended.
- Food poisoning
Food poisoning is no joke. Keep hot foods hot and cold food cold. Cook all meat to a safe temperature and remember, “if in doubt, throw it out.”
From our families at Deutschmann Personal Injury and Disability Law to yours, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.
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