Candles & Personalised Candles Manufacturer - Make An Impression with Brandable Candles
As giveaway or promotional merchandise, candles make for very special products. Available in a great range of shapes and types, you can make sure that you next promotional effort has some unique characteristics with candles. Scented candles, candle holders, candle sticks and coloured candles, these and more are all possible promotional items when you are talking about candles.
Someone who makes candles is traditionally known as a chandler and such a person was once an important part of any town. Also traditionally made from wax, candles have been a light source for thousands of years. Today of course they have a romantic feel as they are used on special occasions from birthdays to romantic dinners. Despite the electric light, the feel of a candle continues to be something special. While candles from tallow, made from animal fat, were common and are still to be found, candles can also be made from soy and other plant waxes, and of course from beeswax.
A candle is a simple yet fascinating device when you stop to think about it. Once lit with a match or other heat source the burning wick and the melting wax sets up a slow burning process as the liquefied wax moves up through the wick via capillary action and is vaporized and burned by the candle's flame. This process has allowed candles not only to be an effective source of light but also an accurate indicator of time during eras when most people simply used the sun to indicate time and went to bed when it set.
Wicks are an important element of any candle and a smoking wick needed to be trimmed, for which special scissors were produced. However the invention of the self-trimming wick, a wick designed so that it curves over so that the end of the wick remained into the hottest zone of the flame and is thus consumed by fire, removed even that aspect of candle light.
As important as the candle itself is the candle holder, which can range from very simple plates just big enough to balance a candle on to large chandeliers capable of holding hundreds of individual candles and lighting up huge rooms. For a simple and very elegant example of a modern candle holder have a look at the Troy Candle Holder. In leather and with a very smart design, this makes for a quality piece that will be long cherished.
Try a promotional candle for a simple but elegant solution to your promotional aims.