Just a quick blog entry on the dangers of hanging certain types of Christmas wreaths on your front door. Now don't get me wrong, as a locksmith some Christmas wreaths actually earn me money. As a responsible and ethical tradesperson however, it'd be remiss of me to not put out the info that could save you some time, money & stress.
Ok, so you know those wreaths you can buy that are attached by hanging them over the door with a metal hook type thing? These are a recipe for disaster. If we place a metal item, or an item across the door it decreases further the small amount of space that's there to allow the door's natural fluctuations in size due, to changes in the weather.
The solution to this is to affix any wreath using a hook screwed into or stuck onto the exterior of the door. You'll avoid that awful moment you realise that although you have a key (that can very easily snap under the pressure) the door is stuck fast in-situe!
TA-DAAAH :) I've just saved you a sizable callout charge from a locksmith!!