Fire Safety Gift Tags

Welcome back from the holiday weekend! Now that you’ve had your fill of pie, board games, movies, and more pie, it’s time to really start thinking about the Christmas season. Today I’m sharing a gift idea I’ve been helping my grandma out with. Read the backstory behind this seemingly off-the-wall Christmas gift, and download your own fire safety gift tags.

Fire Safety Gift


Ok, pop quiz: What do you do in the event of a grease fire?

Answer: Do NOT put water on it!

Have you ever taken your bagel out of the toaster and a little piece of it falls back in? Then, since you already have a butter knife in your other hand anyway, you think, “I’ll just stick this in there and fish that out.” Yeah…bad idea.

Just like it might be your first instinct to use a metal utensil to fish something out of a plugged-in toaster, it also may be your first instinct to douse a grease fire with water. Neither or which is a good idea.

Here is a better solution for dealing with a grease fire:

  • Turn off source of heat.
  • Do NOT pour water on it.
  • Once again, DO NOT pour water on it.
  • Attempt to remove all oxygen from the flame. You can cover with another pot, or baking pan.
  • If you can’t cover it, dump baking soda on it.

Ok, so why am I suddenly giving a fire safety lesson on my blog today? Well, a couple weeks ago, my grandma approached me with an idea for a Christmas gift she could give each member of the family based on a recent, scary event. Someone in the family had a grease fire start in their kitchen, and, when they didn’t know what to do, things escalated really quickly. Luckily, they managed to contain the fire before major damage was done to the house, but their stove top and drapes have certainly seen better days.

My grandma always keeps a jar of baking soda next to her stove for just this purpose; so, when this happened, she decided it would be a good idea to give everyone a little something this year to help keep them safe. So, I helped design these cute little tags to explain the purpose behind this fire safety gift, and I decided to share this gift idea as well as the tag designs with all of you.

Fire Safety Gift

With all the cooking going on this holiday season, just remember to be safe, and keep some baking soda handy. And if you’d like your family member to do the same, this is a really simple and handy gift to put together for them!

Happy holidays!

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Fire Safety Gift


6 Comments on Fire Safety Gift Tags

  1. Lorena
    November 28, 2016 at 7:32 am (6 years ago)

    I love the idea of a practical gift with so much love and concern for the recipient. I also like the very pretty jars and decorative tags.
    The baking soda can also be used to help eliminate odors and to safely clean the stove area as well (just remember to refill it right?)
    Thank you for sharing this post.

    • Mandee
      November 28, 2016 at 9:39 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks for the nice comment Lorena! Yes, the nice thing about practical gifts like these is that they typically have a longer shelf-life compared to a lot of holiday gifts. Thanks for your other baking soda tips too! It’s quite a handy thing to have around. 🙂

  2. Sue Kimmet
    November 28, 2016 at 1:37 pm (6 years ago)

    Great idea, and a perfect stocking stuffer for my older children! Thank you.

    • Mandee
      November 28, 2016 at 4:38 pm (6 years ago)

      You’re welcome Sue! Glad I could spark the idea. 😉

  3. Crystal
    December 28, 2016 at 11:25 am (6 years ago)

    Such a great idea! Even if you know to use baking soda, how many of us really have it right at hand?! This is a cute way to store it on your counter top. I l’ve had to shuffle through my cupboards in a tizzy trying to find it and luckily my grease fire was contained in the oven, I can only imagine if I was preoccupied with worry about it spreading across my kitchen. Thank you for sharing!

    • Mandee
      December 28, 2016 at 12:43 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Crystal! And thanks for your story. It’s so true: it can definitely get out of hand quickly! I’m glad my grandma is making sure we are all a little more prepared now. 🙂


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