I had no idea how much I would like battery operated candles! Yes, you heard correctly... and they are anything but cheesy! My mom just gave me these beautiful cream candles with sophisticated black butterflies on them... They flicker like real candles, yet there is no flame. My favorite thing about them, though, is the timer. I set them to automatically light up everyday around 6ish pm, and flicker for 5 hours, and turn back off again. They add a beautiful candlelit ambience to our evenings, are completely safe in our home with young children, AND I don't have to think about them, or do anything at all for that matter...except enjoy them!