Keep lighted candles out of the reach of children and pets.
Avoid burning candles near combustible materials.
Always store candles in a cool, dark, dry place. They should be stored flat to prevent warping.
Before a party, light and extinguish the candles. They'll light more quickly and easily later.
Avoid putting candles in drafts to prevent rapid and uneven burning and excessive dripping.
Keep wicks trimmed to one half inch. Long or crooked wicks cause uneven burning and dripping.
Clean solid candles with a piece of nylon or use a touch of salad oil on a soft cloth.
To remove wax from washable fabrics, scrape off excess wax and run boiling water through the material.
Remove wax from holders by running very hot water over them.
Candles will fade if left in the light for an extended period of time. Never put candles in a window or directly expose to bright outdoor light or indoor spotlights.
Candles should always be burned in proper candle-holders or bases, and should be two and half inches apart from each when burning outside a holder.
Extinguish candles when they get within 2 inches of their holders or decorations.
When blowing out a candle, hold your finger in front of the flame and blow at it. The air will flow around the finger and extinguish the candle from both sides. This will prevent hot wax from splattering.
If a wick becomes too short to light, carve away enough wax to expose the fresh wick, then trim 1/4" off the top of the candle and burn the candle to reform its appearance (tapers are the exception to this rule.)