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Holiday Tips to
It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is five days away! This is usually the time that people feel stressed and worry about getting that last-minute gift, preparing for the perfect dinner, and hosting family and friends. USA.gov has 10 holiday tips to help keep you calm, safe, and happy during this holiday season. You can share this list with family, friends, and co-workers to spread the gift of organization and cheer to everyone! Have a great holiday!
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Track Santa this Holiday Season with NORAD
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) helps boys and girls all over the United States to look out for Santa. NORAD is a United States and Canada bi-national organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning for North America. NORAD’s headquarters are in Colorado Springs, Colorado. NORAD’s track Santa site gives a countdown to Santa, and provides information about Santa and other holiday traditions You can start to track Santa’s travels on December 24th on Cesium maps to see how close he is to your house. If you need help getting into the Christmas spirit, you can listen to music provided by the U.S. Airforce Academy Band!
Online Tips for Preparing Safety Holiday Feasts
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 48 million people in the United States get sick each year from eating contaminated foods. You can avoid foodborne illness by following these tips:
1. When buying food:
2. When handling food:
3. When cooking food:
4. When storing food:
This information is brought to you as a courtesy of the U.S. General Services Administration via the USA.gov blog.
State, Growers Association Boast Environmental Benefits of Choosing Real Trees
For additional facts about the environmental impact of choosing real trees over artificial, you can view this video from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
Check out these Christmas Tree Safety Tips from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
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