Christmas Candle Decorations

Throughout history, candles have been offered as gifts and used to ward off darkness. This tradition has continued, especially during the festive holidays. Candles are commonly used for Christmas decoration. They also make ideal Christmas presents for your friends and loved ones.

Fill your home with festive fragrance, colour and candlelight this Christmas with scented candles and add a touch of magic to a wonderful time of year. Look out for traditional Christmas scents such as mulled wine, mountain pine, cinnamon and gingerbread spice. Christmas candles come in vibrant colours of green, red, white and gold. And the warm glow of candlelight will create a cosy Christmas atmosphere in your home.

Candle Tradition

Placing a candle on the windowsill on Christmas Eve is a tradition which is still practised in the UK today. This is a Christian traditional which is centuries old, symbolising the welcoming of Mary and Joseph as they travelled looking for shelter and also practised to guild the Christ Child as he wandered from house to house on Christmas Eve. During the Victorian era, candles were placed on Christmas trees for decoration. Tradesmen and merchants would give bundles of pine-oil perfumed tapered candles, tied together as gifts to their loyal patrons.

Candle Shops

Visit your local candle shop for other decorative Christmas candles and accessories. Candle shops tend to stock a special collection of Christmas candles including decorative candle centrepieces and other festive candle accessories. Alternatively, search online for UK candle shops for next day delivery.

Christmas truly is a popular time within the candle and home fragrance industry. Candle shops pull out all the stops and are bursting with Christmas decorations. Christmas Reed diffusers with cinnamon and gingerbread diffuser oil will gentle scent your room on the countdown to Christmas day. You'll find beautiful candle plate trays and oil burners with festive gold, red and green designs. Tealight candle holders with Santa or snowmen figurines attached. Wax tarts or potpourri with spice, pine or mulled wine fragrances. The list is endless!

Candle for Christmas

This Christmas continue the tradition by setting a candle on your windowsill. Or perhaps, give candles as Christmas gifts. They also make the perfect centrepiece at Christmas dinner. Fringed with small wreaths or standing majestically in tall candlestick holders, their warm glow cradles the faces of family and friends; and adds a golden hue of a table laden heavy with turkey and all the trimmings, a truly magical Christmas experience.

Source by Graeme Ferguson