Enjoy the warm glow of candle light this holiday season, without the danger
of an open flame. Candle Warmers Etc. offers festive, holiday designs and
fragrances to choose from.
Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together in a festive
and relaxed atmosphere. But winter decorations can also spell fire danger.
In fact, 23,600 residential fires are caused by candles annually, resulting in
injury, death and millions of dollars of property damage, according to the
Federal Emergency Management Association.
“Decorating safely is the key to protecting your home and loved ones during
the holidays,” says Chris Barnes, president of Candle Warmers, Etc. “Choose
products designed with safety in mind.”
Every holiday reveler should take the following safety steps to prevent home
• Test your smoke alarms and talk to your children about fire prevention
and what to do in the event of a fire. Also, remember to tell guests about
your home fire escape plan.
• Never leave a candle unattended, and keep burning candles away from
items that can catch fire. Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets,
and keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
• Instead of an open flame, use candle warming plates, lamps and
lanterns. For example, the Aurora
candle warmer lamp quickly heats the top
of a wicked or wickless jar candle to release the candle`s fragrance. And a
decorative candle warming lantern provides ambiance without dangerous
• Choose holiday decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
Hang lights in their proper place—some are designed strictly for indoor or
outdoor use, not both. Check strings of lights each year, replacing those that
have frayed wiring and loose bulb connections. Use clips, not nails, to hang
lights so the cords do not get damaged.
• Before you go to sleep, make sure your fireplace fire is out completely,
candles are blown out, and strings of lights and decorations are turned off.
• Have your chimneys inspected annually and cleaned if need be. This is
especially important if you haven’t used your fireplace in a long time. And
never use wrapping paper as kindling for the fireplace. It can start a serious
More holiday fire safety tips and candle-burning alternatives can be found at
Give the gift of safety this holiday by sharing these
life-saving tips with friends. Creating a safe celebratory mood at home can
be as easy as pie.
For more information visit www.candlewarmers.com