So many of us are going all-out on Christmas decorating, this year, to try to make the holidays feel special again.  And that means some of us have begun to get hurt, because of the rush to make it like it was – or better.

20% of people say they’ve hurt themselves putting up a Christmas tree, according to a survey, conducted last holiday season.  In the same survey, the year before, only 9% said they’d been hurt.

Perhaps more of us, in general, are putting up trees who haven’t done it much, before.  While some are excited to welcome family back and feel a need to make decorations special; others are staying home and amping up the decoration, to still feel festive.

For the first time in decades, real trees just about sold out, last year, during lockdown – and lots of those buyers had never put one up.  So, you had a lot of folks getting hurt, last year.

Maybe it has to do with some of us taking out long-stored artificial trees, we haven’t used in years – only to find that they’re coming apart, or just not safe.

Men are almost three times more likely to get hurt putting up the tree than women.

There’s more tree trouble, here:  (Value Penguin)

20% of people say they’ve hurt themselves putting up a Christmas tree, according to a new survey.  In the same survey, the year before, only 9% said they’d been injured.  Men are more likely to get hurt.  

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