Did it just hit you that Advent is almost here? OK, good, because it just hit me, too. Haven’t ordered Advent candles yet? Well, you’re in luck. Because Toadily Handmade Beeswax Advent Candles is sponsoring a giveaway and offering one Make Your Own Advent Candle Kit to the lucky winner!
For the past four years, I’ve bought my Advent candles from them because they are not only prettier than the run-of-the-mill set, but they’re made of 100% beeswax which is not only better for your home because there’s no nasty toxic ingredients, but they are also liturgically appropriate. Did you know that religious candles were always made of beeswax and candles used in Catholic churches are still supposed to be at least 51% beeswax? They burn purer and have that sweet beeswax scent and I can’t get enough of them. All I ever want for Christmas is books and beeswax candles in case anyone’s taking notes… 😉
Anyhow, since we’ve been ordering the Advent Candle Making Kit the past couple of years instead of the ready-made Advent candles, Benjamin gets to help me roll the beeswax sheets around the wick and it’s become a special tradition to make them together the night beforeAdvent begins.. Lucy can help this year, too! It’s very easy and, with guidance, young children can make them without difficulty. And the kit comes with enough beeswax sheets to make three sets of Advent candles, so you could have a little party and make them with two friends!
Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles also makes handmade Advent candles, if you’re not interested in rolling the sheets yourself. They have some really fun products like their sushi candles and I love this detailed rose pillar which I want for St. Therese of Lisieux’s Day next year.
I can’t believe Advent is almost here! Crunch time for putting the finishing touches on our liturgical year book so we can get it out to you before the first recipe: St. Andrew’s Day (November 30th)!
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Disclosure: Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles is a Carrots sponsor. I received a complimentary review set of the Advent Candle Making Kit. I only share about products I really love and all opinions are my own.