Christmas candles go with every possible decorating style. They ...
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Check out these candle Christmas centerpieces from fellow Dream Home Decorators - they were part of our recent Christmas contest!
Christmas dinner and candles are a match made in heaven.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the holiday was set in the darkest, coldest time of the year to symbolize the birth of Christ as a victory of light over darkness.
And in the days before electric Christmas lights (let alone twinkling ones!), an abundance of real, burning wax candles meant a sumptuous, luxurious feast.
Tealights are super simple to use. They just have one drawback: they light everyone and everything from below, and only a few movie stars look good with a light source beneath their chin. (You don't get to see that much of the food either.)
However, you could ...
Whether you prefer sleek urban interiors, French antiques, Fifties Formica or seriously rustic digs, there's a candle to go with it.
Some color ideas:
Aromatic scented candles come in many mouth- watering flavors.
You can fill your home with the rich fragrances of green apple, cinnamon, amber, vanilla, citrus fruits, pine, or herbs.
You can even get wood wick candles that crackle like a real (tiny) log fire while they spread their fragrance.
But there are some health issues surrounding aromatic scented candles: they have been shown to pollute the air in the room significantly more than regular candles do.
In particular, you get more soot, benzene and lead into your system if you burn aromatic scented candles indoors than if you used, say, wax candles. The healthier option is to use candles that ...
Even though many aromatic scented candles are sold as 'aromatherapy' items, there is actually nothing therapeutic about them.
If you feel you would really like to burn a scented candle, the least dangerous way to do it is in a well-ventilated area where you are not going to inhale the full amount of toxins that come out of them.
It's a bit sad because many aromatic scented candles smell so lovely, but the healthiest way of dealing with them is actually not to use them.Return to Top
Tea lights are every Christmas decorator's dream: they don't drip, they are easy to replace, they are cheap and incredibly versatile. You can get colored and even aromatic scented candles as tea lights as well (if you must use them, that is).
Enjoy your candle Christmas!Return to Top