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Frazier Allen: Why Holiday Shopping Begins in Summer

April 30, 2017

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Big-box retailers increasingly push consumers to forget the date on the calendar and purchase back-to-school items, pumpkins and Christmas trees in the same shopping trip. Known as “Christmas Creep,” this early arrival of the holidays is a tactic retailers commonly employ in their race against time toward a profitable holiday season.

As much as 30 percent of a store’s annual sales can come during the holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the largest retail industry trade association. Stocking holiday merchandise sooner gives retailers a jump on the competition and extends the amount of time consumers have to buy, for good reason.

Discover the reasons retailers start the holidays sooner and how those decisions impact store operations.

Discover the reasons retailers start the holidays sooner and how those decisions impact store operations.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Launches “Be a Good Elf” Holiday Safety Campaign

November 21, 2016

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – ‘Tis the season for cheerful decorations, family gatherings, and…home fires? Unfortunately, the holiday season means greater risks of fire hazards as homeowners spend more time indoors in kitchens and installing electrical holiday decorations.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announces today a new safety campaign to spread awareness of holiday fire risks and the ways they can be avoided. The campaign was launched in response to an annual increase of home fires during the holiday season.

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Christmas Tree Farms: Not Just For Trees Anymore

November 18, 2016

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Christmas trees are not the only draw to Tennessee’s Christmas tree farms.

“The best reason to visit a local Christmas tree farm is to make great memories,” Tennessee Department of Agriculture Marketing Specialist Clay Dunivan said. “People have so much fun being outdoors at a farm during the holiday season.”

“Friends and families can enjoy a wagon ride through the trees, drink hot chocolate or cider, see Santa Claus, take a holiday crafts class, and even make their own wreaths and garland—with the help of the farmer, of course,” stated Dunivan.

Christmas Tree Farm.

Christmas Tree Farm.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal asks Tennesseans to Deck the Halls with Care

December 21, 2015

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with decorating are all too common and can put a damper on holiday celebrations.

“December is the peak month for home candle fires,” Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak said. “Two out of five home decoration fires are started by candles. To decrease your risk for a home fire, keep safety in mind as you deck the halls this season.”

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Urges Fire Safety for Christmas Trees

December 10, 2015

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding Tennesseans to always keep natural, fresh-cut Christmas trees watered in order to avoid the fire risk created when they are allowed to dry out.

“A dry tree is a dangerous tree,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Deputy Commissioner Gary West. “Properly maintaining a cut Christmas tree’s moisture content by keeping it in water significantly reduces the chance that its needles will dry out and create a fire hazard.”

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Land Between The Lakes Offers Free Cedar Christmas Trees

November 26, 2015

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Free Christmas tree permits for Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will be available online at www.LandBetweenTheLakes.us/reservations/ November 27th-December 24th.

Permits, maps, and cutting guidelines may be obtained online anytime. Members of the public may also obtain a permit in person at the Administrative Office, 8:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday, November 30th through December 23rd.

A permit entitles a family to cut one cedar tree between November 27th and December 24th.

Land Between The Lakes Offers free Christmas Tree permits staring November 27th.

Land Between The Lakes Offers free Christmas Tree permits staring November 27th.

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A Visit to a Christmas Tree Farm is Fun– Naturally!

November 18, 2015

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Are you looking for a way to generate some holiday spirit that doesn’t involve a mall? Between now and Christmas, there’s no better place for an outing than a nearby Christmas tree farm. Even if you already have your tree, tree farms offer all sorts of options from wagon rides and hot chocolate to wreath-making classes and visits from Santa.

Natural trees from local tree farms are completely renewable, recyclable, 100 percent biodegradable and are close to home, leaving a negligible carbon footprint.

A Christmas Tree Farm

A Christmas Tree Farm

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History of the National Christmas Trees

December 25, 2014

The US Capitol Christmas Tree and Other Forerunners to the National (Community) Christmas Tree

US National Park ServiceWashington, D.C. – December 24th, 1913 saw the first community Christmas celebration in Washington, D.C. The Christmas tree and related pageantry occurred on the East Plaza of the US Capitol on Christmas Eve. It was meant as a celebration for all of Washington, rich and poor, young and old, although a special emphasis was placed on the children.1

The forty-five minute program, replete with angel figures in white robes, nativity tableaux, carols, and Boy Scouts waving American flags, was modeled largely on community celebrations in other cities.

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background. (NPS PHOTO)

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background.
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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says keep your Holidays from going up in Flames

December 18, 2013

Tennessee State Fire Marshal offers tips for a Safely Decorated Home

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with decorating are all too common and can put a damper on holiday celebrations.

“Nearly half of holiday decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “To decrease your risk for a home fire, keep fire safety in mind as you deck the halls this season.” [Read more]

LBL Offers Free Cedar Christmas Trees

November 29, 2013

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Beginning December 2nd, free Christmas tree permits will be available at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.

A permit entitles a family to cut one cedar tree between December 2nd and 24th. Permits, maps, and cutting guidelines may be obtained from the LBL Administrative Office, 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, and at the Golden Pond Visitor Center, 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday. On December 24th, Christmas Eve, visitors need to obtain permits before noon. [Read more]

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