Candles are a staple in holiday celebrations – but are you using them properly?

While some candles come in glass containers, not all of them do. Place those freestanding candles in a glass cup to help keep the flame in a safe, stable place while it is burning. A wine glass can be especially festive.

This not only helps prevent fires should your candle topple over, but also keeps your surfaces from being exposed to heat damage.

Make sure to blow out candles when you’re done using them, and never leave a candle unattended.

And it’s a good time for a refresher on burn first aid and safety. Seek medical attention for any burns that are:

  • On the hands or face
  • Covering a large area of your body
  • Severe
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