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How to Pick the Best Christmas Tree

How to Pick the Best Christmas TreePicking out a Christmas tree that fits into your home and livens up the holidays is a high point of the season. While heading to the nearest tree farm and grabbing the first tree in sight sounds ideal, it could be disastrous for your holiday. Home damage and a dead tree are two possible outcomes that can come from a carelessly chosen tree, so here are a few tips to help you pick the best Christmas tree and avoid any major problems!

  • Plan – Measure your ceiling height from the floor and take note of it. A tree that’s too tall could do some damage over the holiday season. Make sure there’s plenty of room around where the tree will go as well. Move any furniture before the tree arrives.
  • Purchase – Before making a purchase, check the tree’s height to ensure it fits into your home without hitting the ceiling. Shake the tree and take note of how many needles hit the ground. If it’s quite a few, it might be best to find a different tree.
  • Care – Taking care of the tree is arguably the easiest part of the whole ordeal. Start by setting the tree up in a tree stand that holds at least a gallon of water. Fill the stand often to ensure the tree gets all the water it needs. Doing so ensures fresh needles all season long.

Have a very merry Christmas from all of us here at Bradshaw Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac!

What Is the Significance of Presidents’ Day?

President's Day

Presidents’ Day is always celebrated on the third Monday in February, which means it falls on February 15th this year. This day is recognized as a federal holiday with many schools giving students the day off. But, have you ever wondered what the significance of Presidents’ Day is?  What could be so important about this day that students get to be out of school?

Presidents’ Day was originally established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington’s birthday, which falls on February 22nd. In fact, the federal government still officially calls this day “Washington’s Birthday.”  However, after the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1971, it was moved to the third Monday.

Part of the move was also to recognize President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, which falls on February 12th. However, because of the way the calendar falls, Presidents’ Day will never be on either Washington’s or Lincoln’s actual birthday.  But the importance of when President’s Day falls is not as important as remembering two of our nations’ most influential and historically important presidents’.

Today, Presidents’ Day is recognized as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, with many schools and organizations holding patriotic and historical events.

Do you get the day off of work for Presidents’ Day? How will you be celebrating?  We will be open for President’s day so if you do have the day off, take some time to stop and see us at Bradshaw Automotive!