To plan a wedding is a lot of work. Even with the help from family, friends, and an event planner there is so much to to do. We here at GiantCandleCo.com would like to make things a bit easier on you. Our custom made pillar candles make for both beautiful and affordable table decorations. Not to mention lasting reminders of your special day. With 53 colors to choose from it will be easy to find one or more colors to enhance your tables and decor. We also make unity candles and specialize in multi-wick candles for your special wedding ceremony. Perfect for you and your groom as well as your newly blended family.
We have been lucky to work with some of the top wedding and event planners. We have chosen a few of our favorite events that we have had the pleasure of making candles for. Hopefully you can get an idea of what we do from these photos. If you like what you see we hope that you will allow us the pleasure of creating beautiful pillar candles for your special day!
Let’s face it, going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day can be both expensive and a headache. Most nice restaurants require reservations made weeks in advance and often offer only pre-fixed dinners at exorbitant prices. This year instead of spending lots of money at an over crowded restaurant and driving yourself crazy trying to find a restaurant that has an opening, why not treat your Valentine to a romantic evening at home! Your sweetheart will appreciate all your efforts and with all the money you will be saving, you can splurge on custom candles to enhance the mood for your special Valentine!
First you will need to set the mood for your romantic evening at home. Candles are an easy way to create romance. Here are just a few of the candles that you should consider for creating a romantic atmosphere. Start with tall dinner candles for your table. A set of 4” X 10” pillar candles are perfect for any table. Choose either pink or red tones for a more traditional Valentine centerpiece or you can go with lavender, orchid, or purple that will surely add passion to any Valentine dinner!
To add further drama for your cozy, and intimate dinner why not surprise your Valentine with a custom fireplace candle? A sure way to add romance to your special evening. We offer two different sizes in four different heights. Or you can design your own. You can put 3 or 4 large square custom candles or make your own arrangement. The benefit to our fireplace candles created by GiantCandleCo.com is that they last a very long time. They can burn for many, many hours. No need to worry about them melting and creating a horrible mess all over your fireplace (my husband and I just replaced our fireplace candle that we had for over a year and a half ). The two of you will be able to enjoy your fireplace candle for many more romantic evenings to come! We offer our customers 53 colors to choose from, as well as over 400 scents. In a previous post I gave a list of some suggested scents perfect for Valentine’s Day. Scents like “Forget Me Not”, Wine & Roses, Romance, Exotica , Champagne, Egyptian Musk, Chocolate or Patchouli, or Helitrope (which means devotion and faithfulness) all are great mood enhancers. Also popular are the Designer Scents. You can select either a scent that you or your sweetheart wears. Whatever you choose, your Valentine will think of you every time he or she lights their custom candles!
Last, but not least, after dinner surprise your Valentine with a special bubble bath! As your Valentine is sipping the last of his or her champagne, sneak into the bathroom and start the bubble bath. For added romance light candles instead of turning on the lights! I have a small little table besides the tub with a 5” x 5” square gold candle scented with Sage & Chamomile set on it. It’s perfect beside the bath because it won’t fall over easily and helps me relax after a long day of running my little one here and there! Remember to order a set of our 4” X 5” round pillar candles. Set them on coasters and spread them around the tub and bathroom for an extra special touch. We hope that our suggestions and our custom candles will help you to create the perfect romantic Valentine’s Day evening!
Thinking of what to buy your sweetheart this Valentine’s day? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner why not try a fun, exotic or romantic pillar candle. You get to choose the size, shape, and scent for your Valentine. We have many romantic scents to choose from. Here are few suggested scents to choose from to make it easier for you. If you don’t see one you like then be sure to check out our extensive list of scents.
Maybe “Lick Me All Over”? Or for the true romantic at heart “Forget Me Not”? There is also Wine & Roses, Ylang Ylang, Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Midnight Rose, Romance, and Exotica for the truly bold! If you want something funny consider “Butt Naked”. And yes, there really is such a scent! We have not made a candle with this scent as yet, will you be the one in the million to give it a try?
For more traditional choices you may want to consider Champagne, Egyptian Musk, Chocolate or Patchouli, or Helitrope (which means devotion and faithfulness). Or you may want to consider one of the Designer Scents that your sweetheart wears like Armani Gio, Abercrombie & Fitch for Men or Women, Beautiful, or Calvin Klein’s Escape Type for the truly romantic women in your life.
For color you can choose a traditional Valentine color like red, cinnamon red, or ruby red. Other romantic colors to choose from would be lavender, orchid, purple, burgundy, fuchsia, or pink. Or you can choose your Valentine’s favorite color or a color that suits the home or particular room in which you think the recipient will wish to place the candle. Whatever you choose, your sweetheart will love his or hers custom candle and be able to enjoy it much longer than a dozen roses or a box of chocolates!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
This Christmas I gave candle snuffers to my family and friends packaged with a custom holiday pillar candle. Do you have a candle snuffer but never remember to use it? Do you think like I did, that it isn’t really something you need to have? It’s important to know that a candle snuffer will help you to safely extinguish the flame on your candles as well as help to prevent the candle’s wick from drifting into the wax. You should never blow out your pillar candles or pinch them with your fingers because wax can splash and become uneven around the wick. And more importantly, you can burn yourself this way. That’s why it is so important to know the safe way to extinguish your candles.
For more candle safety please check out this helpful link that the National Candle Association has put together. Everyone needs to read these safety tips and practice these important safety rules. So go to http://www.candles.org/safety_rules.html today! Start the New Year off right by making sure that you and your loved ones know all the latest about candle safety.
What is your favorite Designer Scent? Do you just have one favorite? Or are you like me and like different scents for different occasions? I like pretty bold scents myself but these scents don’t feel right for all occasions. There are times when a softer fragrance is nice. Other times when something sexier and stronger seems right. Well, the same can be said for candle scents and fragrances. In certain rooms you may want a bolder, stronger scented pillar candle, like your bedroom or bathroom. How about a pillar candle scented with Poison Type for women by Christian Dior? This Designer scent is described as being “sensuous, powerful and not for the faint of heart!”. Maybe a nice pillar candle scented with a softer more subtle scent would be appropriate as a gift for your sister-in-law who adores White Linen by Estee Lauder. What makes our custom candle company unique is that we have a whole category dedicated to all of the top Designer scents. So if you have always wanted a Designer scented pillar candle, then go to our Designer scent section and see if we have your favorite!
Candles are gifts that show how much you care about someone. They truly are the perfect gift for all occasions. And for those of us who love candles, we just can’t seem to ever have too many! However, when it comes to picking out a scent, it can be a difficult task. Mainly, because there are just too many choices to choose from. Over the last 5 years Duane and I have had the pleasure of sampling over 400 scents. And we found that everyone has their own personal favorites. While some people like traditional scents like vanilla, others like the designer scents, and others may prefer one of the feng shui scents, or a sweet floral scent. Even when someone knows what they like or dislike it still can be hard to pick out a scent and even harder still when we need to select a scent for a custom candle that we are giving as a gift.
Below we have listed scents that we have found have wide appeal and will help you make the “perfect”candle scent for you and all your gift giving needs! With new scents being added all the time we will continue to update our blog with new information as well as new favorites we have. So please make sure to come back and check out our blog often!
So, first let’s start with scents that are perfect for a wedding! “Hawaiian Lei” or “Hawaiian Holiday” are perfect for the couple going on a romantic Hawaiian honeymoon. “Tropical” with it’s yummy smell of fruit punch and white floral accents should make any couple want to put on a lei and dance! Just perfect for the couple traveling to their exotic tropical paradise! “Feng Shui Fire” has a spicy cinnamon scent perfect in setting the mood for an intimate evening with promises of exciting and passionate energy. “Ylang Ylang” is the ultimate in floral scents. With a soft and sweet scent and a hint of jasmine it is said to be a potent aid to romance! Also nice are “Champagne”, “Romance”, and “Baby’s Breath . All will paint the perfect images of a happy unity. For a friends wedding a few years ago, Duane and I made a 10″ x 12″ blue candle scented with “Romance”. With the candle wrapped in cellophane with a pretty white bow, we went to our favorite wine store and purchased a nice bottle of champagne.
At Gelson’s (our local high end market) we found a CD of romantic music. In the card I wrote out a favorite poem about love and romance along with our best wishes. The happy couple will love the nice touch and thought when they read about why you chose the scent you did or a special poem that you wrote or shared by a favorite poet. This candle is perfect lit on anniversary’s, special romantic occasions, or at any time!
For a Bridal Shower’s you may want to consider “Citrus Basil”. This scent is great in the kitchen. It eliminates and helps hide odors that result from cooking fish, broccoli, bacon & even burnt toast! Scents like Apple Pie, Baked Bread, Banana Nut Bread, Basil, Brown Sugar, Citrus, Mango, Orange Satsuma are perfect for the soon to be married. All when lit give the scent of fresh baked goods that will make the home smell yummy. Again “Baby’s Breath” is perfect for the bride-to-be, “Champagne” to celebrate the couple’s new life together, or Romantic Musk for a scent which is both alluring and sensuous and yet sweet and warm.
For a special birthday gift here are a few areas to consider before you make your selection. To choose a color for a gift, consider the person’s favorite color, the color scheme of their home, their office, or a special room that the candle will go in. If you are not sure what color they may like, than you can select one of the neutral colors like ivory, white, sand, or smoke (a very light gray). As for the scent, think about the person you are giving the candle to. What do they like to do? Do they enjoy relaxing, going to the spa, or sipping a glass of wine? Do they enjoy cooking? Do they like to travel? All of these are good questions to be thinking of when choosing a scent for a family member or friend. Can’t make your mind up? How about “Birthday Cake” ? With the scent of freshly baked birthday cake in the air it will be like celebrating their birthday everyday!
For some practical suggestion, if you are looking for a scent for the kitchen consider “Citrus Basil”. This scent is an ideal choice for the kitchen because it helps to eliminate and hide odors that result from cooking. I light my kitchen candle whenever Duane is cooking fish, bacon, or any other smelly creations that I don’t wish to have lingering throughout the house for days on ends! If you like the scent of baked goods like our dear friend and hairdresser, Kristin, then you may wish to consider “Apple Pie”, “Baked Bread”, “Banana Nut Bread”, or “Carrot Cake” . Kristin’s home always smells so delicious and welcoming! When we go to her home she is always burning her baked good scented candles that she has through out her home. You might consider “Brown Sugar”or “Basil”. My all time favorite is “Grama’s Kitchen”. With it’s creamy vanilla scent and a dash of cinnamon sticks it brings back memories of my Nana’s fresh baked cherry pies and her special hugs!
For Purposeful Candles like outdoor use we can make you a Citronella candle of your choice that will help keep the bugs at bay. If you have a smoker in the family or if you or someone you know has a pet then you may wish to check out our Smoke & Odor Eliminator. This scent is great for removing the smell of smoke inside and out, as well as helping to eliminate pet odors.
We hope that you find our suggestions helpful. If you need some additional guidance or more suggestions please send us an email to info@GiantCandleCo.com or give us a call at (818) 317-4237.
And remember to always Relax, Choose, Breathe & Enjoy!