The holiday season is in full swing and candles are a popular addition to the holiday decor. To get the most from your candle it is suggested that you keep the candle wick trimmed to about 1/4", and burn your candle until it melts all the way around the edge of the container, or if a pillar around the edge of the pillar. This will prevent the candle from burning unevenly, and tunneling (burning a hole through the middle of the candle).
It is also very important that candles burn in/on a proper container or plate. Never burn pillar or votive candles on your table or counter without placing them in a container or plate first. Always keep burning candles away from children, pets, and flammable items, and be sure that you are able to keep an eye on your candle. Never leave a candle burning unattended, not even to drive down the block to the store to pick up a much needed ingredient for that holiday favorite.