December Candle of the Month

December is a month full of holidays, parties and family get-togethers. Wherever you are, light a candle and think about the ones you love. Here are some meanings behind candles during this holiday season:

Hanukkah:The reason for the Chanukkah lights is not for the “lighting of the house within”, but rather for the “illumination of the house without,” so that passersby should see it and be reminded of the holiday’s miracle. Accordingly, lamps are set up at a prominent window or near the door leading to the street (Wikipedia.com)

Christmas: During Christmas, every faithful Irish Catholic family hoped to have a priest visit their home so that they could receive the sacraments and in return offer him hospitality. So they would leave their doors unlocked and place candles in the windows to signal a priest that he was welcome and would be safe. Sometimes, a single candle would appear in several windows, or three candles in one window, one each representing Jesus, Mary and Joseph. (catholiceducation.org)

Kwanzaa: Candlelighting, central to the ceremony, reinforces the meaning of the principles. The placement of the mishumaa saba (candles) in the kinara is as follows: Black, for the color of African peoples everywhere, is located in the center. Three red candles, represents the blood of the ancestors, are placed to the left. Three green candles that symbolize the earth, life, and the ideas and promise of the future, are placed to the right. Beginning December 26 with the black mushumaa, a different candle is lit for each day, alternating from left to right. After the candlelighting, the principle of the day is discussed. (anacostia.si.edu)

4oz home for the holidays

Home for the Holidays – A pleasing blend of spruce, lightly sweetened bakery notes, cinnamon spice, and candied fruits. Enjoy the warmth of the holiday season. Candle of the Month Membership make a great gift for those hard to shop for!

Happy Holidays.

October Candle of the Month – Caramel Apple

8oz caramel apple

It is officially autumn! Nothing says fall like crisp leaves, crunching under feet on a cool fall night, and the warm gooey taste of a caramel apple. This month’s featured scent is sweet and crisp. It smells so good, you’re going to want to eat it! One of my favorites, get it now before its gone. and don’t forget to sign up for our Candle of the Month Membership, where you get our featured scent delivered right to your door for 3, 6 or 12 months. The holidays are fast approaching and these memberships make great gifts! Sign up here.

Sad to see them go…

In order to keep costs down, I have made the very hard decision to drastically cut back on my fragrance offering. I currently have around 100 fragrances, and I am only going to move forward with 30, 25 year round, and an additional 5 during the holidays. There are so many great scents out there, and I love so many of them, and want to bring them to you, unfortunately being able to offer any scent at any given time is just not cost effective. Starting today you will see on my Etsy page, that quite a few things are on clearance. These candles are still the same quality and style that you all love, they just wont be available for a very long time. These will remain on clearance until they are gone.

The good news is that most of your favorites are still going to be available. This also means that those “Limited Edition” scents will now be mainstays!

 

The scents that will be staying are:

Baby Powder

Bayberry

beach daisies

Cappucino Hazelnut

Caramel Apple

Cinnamon Balsam

Clean Cotton

Eucalyptus

Gingerbread Cookies

Honeysuckle

Jasmine

Key Lime

Lavender

Lemon Lime Basil

lilac

Mandarin Plum

Maple Bacon

Ocean

Pink Sugar

Pumpkin Caramel Latte

Rosewood

Spring Rain

Strawberry Rhubarb

Vanilla Hazelnut

Vanilla Sandalwood

It’s not too late to order your wedding favors!

8oz and 4oz candles at a Wedding in Minnesota

8oz and 4oz candles at a Wedding in Minnesota

Did you know that Castle View Candles are available as wedding favors? We offer large quantity discounts starting with a minimum purchase of only 25 candles. Fill out the form on Gig Salad to get started planning your wedding favors today!