Did you know that candles melt? Of course you did. Everybody knows that. In theory. But did you
know realize that they melt simply when they get hot, not necessarily when the wick is burned? Never thought about it, did ya? Yeah, me neither.
Last year, I had Christmasy-smelling candles on my wish list, and I was pleased (or so I am told) that I received two as gifts!
After Christmas, we packed up all of our decorations for the year, including the scrumptious candles to be burned the following holiday season. In the meantime, we bought a house and moved. Naturally, our seasonal decor was promptly placed and stored in our new attic. We're just that responsible.
Turns out it gets pretty hot in the attic. And, as we've already discussed, even in the absence of a flame, mere heat will melt a candle to liquid wax. Upon retrieving our Christmas supplies from the inferno beneath our roof, at first the overwhelming Christmas Tree smell quickened my excitement and spurred me on to dive even more wholeheartedly into the Christmas season! (If that's even possible.) However, after further
digging unpacking, I was absolutely devastated to find that my beloved and much anticipated scented candles had been ruined before they ever had an opportunity to grace a warm room with Christmas ambiance!