The most popular gathering spot in your home over the holidays always seems to end up being the area around your fireplace. You know you can always just relax and have conversations with out-of-town guests. So, this year, having some different and new activities to do with your family and friends will be appreciated. Blue Ridge Chimney Services wants all of our customers to enjoy the holiday season in front of the fireplace. In addition, we would like to share a few of our favorite fireside activities to inspire you to start some new traditions this year.

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To get your home looking festive for the holidays, one of the first fireside family activities you can plan is making holiday crafts and decorations. Turn on your favorite holiday playlist and make some hot chocolate. Also, spend an afternoon in front of the fireplace with your children to create unique pieces of art to brighten up your home. Like to make snowmen? You can use cut out circles of construction paper, fuzzy pom-poms, and glue. Plus, you can also make stringed decorations for your tree by threading multi-colored beads and jingle bells to wrap around like a garland. Speaking of your tree, Argus Pacific Consulting Services recommends placing the tree at least three feet away from your fireplace. Also, any other heating appliances to prevent an accidental tree fire.

Game Night

Do you and your friends and family enjoy playing games when you get together? Invite them over during the holidays for a fireside game night! Different types of card games are great as well. Will there be kids are among the guests? Then serve up warm mugs of apple cider and play Go Fish, Old Maid, and Rummy. After the kids go to bed, you can change things up. This includes the beverage selection, and play a few rounds of your favorite betting card games like Blackjack or Poker.

Indoor Camping Adventure

Kids love to pretend they are camping out in front of a campfire.  So, set aside a night over their holiday break from school to build an imaginary fortress out of sleeping bags and pillows. You can use sheets to drape over chairs to make a tent. In addition, you can set up a real tent and line the inside with strings of lights to make believe you are looking up at a starry sky. Roast hot dogs over the fire for a campsite dinner. Then, for dessert, roast marshmallows for s’mores.
Having fun with your friends and family in front of your fireplace can make treasured holiday memories. Blue Ridge Chimney Services wishes you and your family a very happy holiday season! We are here to help you with any possible fireplace and chimney service needs. Contact us to schedule an appointment for the best maintenance, repair, and installation services in the Shenandoah Valley.