I was looking for some Mother's Day projects for sparky.org when I came across this one. Yikes. I found it on Pinterest, so keep in mind that it is out of context. It is just a picture with no explanation. I am hoping that this is geared towards adults giving this to their mothers. Never the less, putting a lit candle on a rug next to curtains is not a good idea.
The sentiment is sweet, and the words are a wonderful message to mom, but let's throw some fire safety into it. If you are an adult, and you are giving this gift to your mom, remember candles are open flames and they can easily ignite anything that can burn. Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn. When you wrap the candle and matches, include this tip sheet on candle safety for mom.
As a child's project, get a flameless candle (don't have children give matches) and include the same great message. I bought some battery-operated flameless candles from Target recently. They are vanilla scented and have a built-in timer so they turn off after four hours.
This is a great alternative to the "real" candle…and much safer. Check back in a few days for some great Mother's Day ideas on Sparky.org.