Candles and tinsel don't mix

Burning candles is a great way to create a cosy Christmas atmosphere in your home. Just remember never to leave them unattended, and put them out before you go to bed.

Always place candles on a heat resistant surface and keep them away from anything that could catch fire, like Christmas trees and decorations.

Make sure the candle is standing up straight and is firmly fixed in a proper holder so it can't fall over. Scented candles turn to liquid in order to release their fragrance, so always burn them in a suitable glass or metal container that will not leak the liquid and can withstand the heat from it.

Keep all matches and lighters out of sight and reach of children.

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