Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tradition of Christmas Candles

While today, Christmas candles are largely bought for gifting and décor, in the Victorian era, people used to decorate Christmas trees with candles. Going back even longer in history – Romans, during their Saturnalia festival, gifted candles to guests and offered candles to Saturn as well.
The Pagans used candles in their Yule festivities as a symbol of light and to mark the coming of a new beginning. In some parts of the Europe, the ancient tradition of placing the candles on windows still continues. In earlier days, this was done to help the Christ child wander from place to place on Christmas Eve.
The tradition of Christmas candles still continues, although the way it is done might have changed over time. Besides gifting and décor, Christmas candles are also used at the time of offering prayers and singing carols in churches. These lines have been taken from just for information purpose.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Scented Christmas Candles

Make you candle float in a bowl of water with rose petals or place it on a wrought iron structure in your living room. Candle holders are available in as diverse shapes and forms as candles themselves.
You can say, "There's one perfect candle holder for every candle." Pillar candles, floating candles, or any other kind of candle can adorn your living area even more beautifully if they are supplemented with great candle holders. You can decorate your candle holders or even make them from scratch. Be creative and see what you can create out of some junk lying around your house. Use bright paint colors, ribbons, and glitter to give that extra special look to your candle holder. Candle holders not only help your candles look eye-catching, they are also a safe and clean way to burn your candles inside the four walls of your house.

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Candles on Christmas

Christmas Candles Now that we have the luxury of many more decorative items during the holidays, we still carry the traditional importance of candles with us. Christmas candles can be a great gift for your colleagues, friends, and other people for whom you have allowed only budgeted spending. If you decide to gift some candles around your office or among your friends this Christmas season, see what's new in the market this year. From various fragrances, to unique shapes, colors, and designs, the candle-making market has become much creative and is producing beautiful art pieces. You might also like to buy a gift box of candles from a store for Christmas giving.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Candles at Church

Why do Catholics light candles at church?
Dear Inquirer,
Thanks for the question. We light candles during official church services (called liturgy, such as Mass) to indicate the special solemnity of the occasion.
Perhaps you are also referring to those stands which have small banks of candles which people can light (usually within small glass containers, colored or not, and often called "vigil lights"). Often you can find them near a statue or icon of Mary. These are called votive candles and indicate that someone is praying about something particular, either for themselves or on behalf of someone else. The word "votive" can also refer to a promise to pray for someone, as well as a wish or desire for a certain outcome on behalf of someone, such as recovery of health.
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Monday, November 30, 2009

Tulips Shaped Pink Candles

Its makes to feel your partner lovely to light pink candles on your dinner table to surprise him/her. You can se these beautiful pink candles in the shape of bouquet. These candles can be the perfect gift for anyone. You can light these candles to any special event or casually to make the feel special for someone. You can arrange the candles when you to throw a party or having friends get to gather.
Everyone loves to have the flowers around him. Flower shaped candles famous for the arrangements. It looks very pretty as u light up. Try to burn the flower shaped candles in a water bowl with a few rose petals. Choose a matching color of petals with candles.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

How Do I Calculate the Burn Time of a Candle

Before lighting the candle, use a scale to weigh it and find its total weight. Then light and let burn for 3 hours (assuming it's a 3 inch diameter candle). Weigh the candle again. Now you can calculate the burn rate. For example, if you have a 16 oz candle to begin with, and after 3 hours of burning it weighs 15.5 oz, then that means it burned .5 oz in 3 hours. Split that in 3, so in 1 hour .16 oz burned away. Now take your original total weight (16) and divide that by you’re per hour burn rate (.16). This would give you a total burn time of approximately 100 hours.

Note: Another guideline to remember is that a standard 2 ounce sized votive candle mold is rated as a 15 hour votive mold by the manufacturers. Divide by 2 and that would mean that each ounce should burn for about 7.5 hours. This can vary and will greatly depend on your formula, but you can use this as a goal to aim for.
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Candle Burning Tips

1. Always trim wick to 1/4 inch before lighting candle.
2. Burning candles no longer than 3 to 4 hours at a time will increase total burn time.
3. Large diameter candles should be burned no longer than 2 hours at a time. This helps keep the sides intact, allowing the candle to glow from within.
4. If a candle burns unevenly it is in a draft. Rotate the candle 90 degrees periodically to keep burning uniform, or move to another location.
5. A teaspoon of water in the bottom of votive cups will help prevent overheating and ease removal of spent candle.
6. Snug a loose fitting taper in its socket by wrapping bottom of candle with tin foil. Never use a flammable material for this.
7. Container candles (jar candles, votives in holders, etc...) should be burned 1 hour for each inch of diameter. This allows the wax pool to cover the entire surface, and extends the burning time. 8. Refrigerating candles for a few minutes before burning extends burning time. Care must be taken since refrigerating for too long may cause cracks in the candle.
9. The life of large candles may be extended by placing a votive inside once the burn hole is deep enough. The votive can be wrapped in tin foil to ease removal.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Soy Candle Making

Container soy candles are the easiest of all candles to make. Making a soy candle is a process of combing wax with dye and fragrance. Making your own soy candles is a very satisfying hobby.You will discover that it is easier to make soy candles then paraffin candles. Soy wax cleans up easily with soap and water. You can safely put your utensils in the dishwasher. Materials to make soy candles can be bought on the internet or in local hobby shops. We will explain how to make step-by-step your own soy candles.

Materials to make soy candles
Following material are required for making soy candles:
1 pound of soy wax
1 mason jar
1 ounce of fragrance oil
Wax dye
1 cotton wick, for example HTP-105

Soy wax
Soy wax can be found in block and in flake form. The flake form is easier to use.

Fragrance for soy candles
Using your own mix of fragrances is the secret to make your own special scented soy candles. These fragrances are available at different places. When buying fragrances, make sure that they are compatible with soy wax. On average you will need one 1 fl ounce of fragrance oil to scent 16 ounces of soy wax.

Wax dyes
Dyes come in a different forms. There are dye blocks which made of wax and can be melted with you soy wax. Other forms are concentrated liquids and dye chips.

Soy wax candle wicks
For de soy candle with a bigger diameter you need a thicker wick. The easiest to use are wicks, which are attached to a metal disc.

Soy wax candle containers
There are many types of containers, which you can use. You can use a simple Jason jar if you like a country look. Containers for soy candles should be clean, dry and at room temperature. There is no need to preheat the container.

Making your soy candles
Put the soy wax in a pan and slowly heat on medium fire until the soy wax is completely melted. Remove from heat. Add the fragrance oil and stir until all the fragrance oil is absorbed in the soy wax. Optionally you can add wax dye according to instructions on label.Pour the melted soy wax gentle in the jar and position the wick in the center. Use a clothespin or pencil to keep your wick in the center. When the wax has turned solid you can trim the wick to 1/2 inch. Burn your soy candle and enjoy it!
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Candles burning on

Everyone’s love lightning. If light does not exist in life how does it dull. We all want to have a bright life full of joy and if the light comes from your favorite candles you will be love them. Life is seems too incomplete without celebrations and candle burning is the best start of any celebration. Same as light the candles at birthday, Christmas, or parties etc. Candle burning is an art if you have a plan to do something different. Candles would be pillaring shaped octant some bright color such as red, orange, pink, white or whatever you like to have. Light up the candles in holder and decorate them with flowers. Make sure that the color of candles and flowers have a great combination so that look lovely. Candle light appear best in dark because in a dark place you can enjoy the light of candle completely that cant be somewhere else. You can do it for your dinning table; pool said or said tables in your lounge as well. Your family and friends would love it. Try it and get the best compliment.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gel Candles

All admire the beauty. Gel candles look really beautiful.Gel candles (also known as jelly candles) are gaining in popularity because they burn longer than wax candles. You can have them in every color. Gel candles in the different shaped glass, glass bowls or jar. You can choose your favorite color and shaped bowl or glass. The gel candles obtained different embeds like sand, color marble, sea shell and polished stones. Choose whatever you like in your candle. These embeds just not make the gel candles different from the regular wax candles but pretty as well. In the gel candles they are bubbles look like crystals or glitter. Gel candles burn like wax candles but a bit difficult to make it. Gel candles making a huge business now a days and progressing in markets. People make the gel candles and sell them out like a part time business. You can give it as a gift. Gel candles one is the best gift for anyone or any age group. Gel candles can be decorated with wine in the evening when you are celebrating with your friends and family. If you have gel candles in the form of a bowl take and put in somewhere in your lounge, room, drawing room and in your bed room too.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Star Shaped Candles

Candles are baked in many shaped, star is one of them shaped. Star shaped candles are available in different colors like others shaper or pillar candles. Choose the color as you required. You can use these candles to hang in the window or even on the Christmas tree. Handmade metal Christmas ornaments are fun family craft project anyone can make. These ornaments are easy, small, and very affordable to make. These candles are not so expensive so you can always afford to buy them. So have these star shaped candles and add aroma in your life.

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Birthday Cakes with Candles

We all to love celebrate our birthdays. We through party for family and friends for having fun and enjoyment. Cake is the most special item of any birthday party. Same as cake can’t be imagine without candles. History says that we lit candles because when we blow them the smoke carried the wishes to Gods. Some other believed that if someone blows all the candles of the cake just in a breath then its all wishes come true in coming year, people still believe it so before blowing the candles the make a silent wish. We lit candles to celebrate the number of years as well but it’s not for the ladies. It is such a fun to blow the candles with all these thoughts. You can burn the candle of that number how old are you if you like?
You can choose the color candles matching with your cake. It’s not compulsory that candles should be on the cake if you don’t like much candles on the cake then lit short number of them and the others you can light up in the candle holders as well.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Red Candles

Red color is basically the symbol of fire, passion, love, power so you must agree that most of the time red candles are available in the shape of heart. Red is called the color of happiness as well. So in the same meaning red candles are used on valentine‘s day the most and of course at wedding functions too. The party on 14th February can’t be imagining without red color in the form of red candles, red roses or red balloons as well. You can gift the red candles on that day. It’s a pleasant surprise for your loved once. This time try the candles in some different style like arrange the candles with different color roses or with the combination of white or pink roses. You can light up the red candles with white as well they look great. You can use the red candles in glass too. Red candles in different shaped glasses are available in the market.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Blue Candles

Each color has its own champ. Colors effect on our mood as well. Blue is a color which gives the feeling of peace, purity, reality and knowledge, so we can use the blue candles such events. Candles should be thing of a beauty, so don’t pack them in boxes to dusty. Blue candles create magical a atmosphere around you in the darkness. You can use a white candle holder for blue candles and white candles with blue holder. They both look out standing. Candles are easily available everywhere in the different shaped. Blue candles can be used when you have a welcome party for a new comer in you office. Blue candles appear nice in any evening party. You can decorate them with white and pink flowers. If you are excited to have a pool party then light up the blue candles on the dinner tables or in a blow with low water. Blue candles look beautiful in your living room as well.

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