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Practicing candle safety during the holidays

by webdev

December 20, 2011

Candles are one of the easiest and most elegant ways to make your home feel cozy and festive, especially if you are decorating for the holiday season. Whether you are lighting the menorah or adding some candlelight to the Christmas dinner table, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has some safety tips.

Lit candles should never be placed on a table or other location where they can easily be knocked down. Be careful of which spots may fall victim to wagging dog tails or stray elbows. It you decorate for Christmas with flowers or greens, always make sure they are properly hydrated, as dry greens, including a Christmas tree, can burn like tinder, the organization reports.

That said, there is no reason to stray away from Hanukkah or Christmas floral decorations, even if they do contain candles. Centerpieces like Teleflora's All is Bright arrangement or the Mercury Glass Bowl Bouquet are some of the easiest and more elegant ways to decorate your Christmas table this season.

Teleflora's Park Avenue Centerpiece makes a gorgeous accent to a Hanukkah table, as does a bouquet like Beautiful in Blue.

This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.





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