I am a frequent visitor on Pinterest, especially around the holidays. While scrolling through the holiday decorating pins a few alarming craft ideas involving candles came up. Many photos of candles nestled in pine branches on the mantel or balancing on trees. Yikes. Take a few minutes to read through our candle fire safety tip sheet and holiday tip sheet before lighting candles around your holiday decorations. Candles are pretty and definitely add to the holiday ambiance, but they are also open flames and can cause fires. When in doubt, go for the battery-operated candle. They have the same effect but are much safer.