Seems like they've taken the place of handkerchiefs, the old school gift for the mature set - nothing like a box of hankies for Aunt Mary and Uncle Bill.
When, I, Yvonne, paid a visit to a friend's bedridden mother, I brought her a scented candle in a beautifully painted votive. When she opened the box, she looked at me and asked, “Does my room smell?” My intention was to make her happy, instead I made her feel stinky. (Please note, she wasn't living alone, I wasn't concerned that the candle would be a fire hazard, although that's something to think about.)
|Candles, think before you give.|
Of course, you never want to hurt a candle giver’s feelings. Like all gifts, they should be graciously accepted and appreciated for the thought. But in this case we will encourage a practice we really don’t like, go green and recycle. Candles are known to make their rounds.
And another thing....scented candles ruin the dining experience. They change the way everything tastes and should be avoided at all costs. Sorry but that's just the simple truth.
We depend on the power companies to give us light when it's dark. There will come a day when the candle will become the gift of light as well and smell good too.
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