Ever since I was a kid, I have loved nothing more than the fireplace. No matter what house I lived in growing up, there was always a fireplace. We moved around a bit, but the fireplace was a deal breaker. Without one, my parents wouldn’t even consider purchasing a home. They finally settled down in their permanent home about ten years ago, and that is the fireplace that I have made the most memories with. It has become such a tradition in our family, that I can’t imagine living without one and it is a tradition that I plan to pass down to my children and that I hope that they will pass down to their children one day. Because of my parents, I have learned a good bit about fireplaces and the different kinds there are. We have a traditional fireplace, but there are also gas and electric fireplaces that you can find from your local heating and a/c company. When getting a place for myself, I had a somewhat difficult decision to make, all of them were so lovely, and the gas fireplaces were always so beautiful, but they could also be deadly if used incorrectly, and so I decided not to go with them and went with the same traditions as the rest of my family and stuck to the traditions of my family. I can see why so many people, including my parents and siblings would love fireplaces so much. They truly add a charm to the holidays that makes it unique and special and so much fun to celebrate.