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Votive Candles Are Great For Special Occassions

Jun 19, 2008
Votive candles have long been used on important days and in special ceremonies. Even if it was not a votive candle being used, there are plenty of holidays that use candle lighting as a way to celebrate. It may be a loved one's birthday or a Christmas celebration. Even high school graduations have used candles as a way to celebrate the hallmark event. They are also used for relaxation and to foster a certain atmosphere in the home for relaxation.

Votive candles are pretty small. They only measure two inches tall by one and a half inches in diameter. Traditionally, these candles were both white or beeswax candles, which were yellow but times have changed and now you can get them in a variety of colors and scents.

These candles have been used in religious ceremonies, such as a baby christening or in church services, such as Mass. But these candle lighting events are nothing new. Lighting a candle for a special occasion dates back thousands of years.

One ceremony that has included lighting candles, such as a votive candle, was for an offering to the Greek gods and goddesses. Artemis was often honored by lighting a candle as an offering to the moon, since she was the moon goddess. Other gods and goddesses would have candles burning in their temples by their followers as a way to gain favor.

You still find these small candles in many uses. People use them in wedding and anniversary parties all the time because they are inexpensive and come in a variety of colors and scents. If you are not partial to any particular scent or just want the luminous glow that they can provide, then you can buy them in unscented varieties. You can buy a case of 288 candles for only $39.99 at "Quick Candles".

Hopefully, this article has shed some light on your votive candle needs and you can find what you are looking for at "Quick Candles". They have much more than just votive candles so you will be sure to find something that fits that special occasion. However, it doesn't always have to be a special occasion.

Simply draw a bubble bath, surround yourself in candles and enjoy the relaxing effects of the bubbles and a beautiful scent. Candles also make a great gift for anyone. They are inexpensive and you can find great home decor candles in many fine retail shops.
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