I used to love burning candles, till one day it happened. They started bothering me. I'm not sure what it was that bothered me, but just them burning would start my allergies up, so that out an end to that. I love to see them flickering though in a dim lit room. They have a wonderful calming effect to them.
My daughter Ria had a terrible burn to her hand a few years back. The glass jar that her candle was in exploded when she went to move it. It left her scarred on her hand, as well as fear of burning her own candles for years. Now she is very careful what she buys.
I came across a site that offers flameless candles though. An alternative for those worried about burning candles for the safety issue, or an allergy reason like myself. Flameless candles also go where no other candle can go and can be safely placed anywhere, including near your drapes.Their also very clean and convienient to use. I love this alternative, and they offer a nice assortment of candles to go with any decor.