12/02/2013 08:17 am ET

8 Fireplaces To Help Unwind Your Mind

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As we enter December and the cold weather sets in, nothing sounds more relaxing than curling up in front of a warm fireplace. Setting aside some time to unwind during the hectic holiday season can help you mentally prepare for your busy schedule, allow you to refocus on what's important and ease stress. Take a look at the slideshow below of eight warm, comforting fireplaces and set aside a few moments for some relaxation and reflection.

Comforting Fireplaces

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