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)!
Enter the giveaway in the rafflecopter widget below! (Only for Carrots reads in the United States for shipping reasons)
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.
My husband and I have decided to start celebrating the liturgical year in our home since our oldest is 5 now and we want to make it a tradition in our family. We are starting with Advent and would love a set of these candles!
Love, love, love the hand rolled taper candles at Beeswax! They are so simple yet above and beyond your normal candlestick. Always looking for good looking advent candles…
Now, anyone know why every advent set is that exact shade of pink and purple – just curious?!?
Anything Advent would be GREAT for us! Thanks for hosting!
Love the handrolled tapers! Beeswax is the best :).
Can’t wait for your book!
I think the sheets to make your own candles are really cool!
KelleyAnnie @ Over the Threshold says
This is such good timing! My friend and I were going to make some together this year and I was just looking at ordering them on Sunday!
Love the make your own candles.
I need to start more traditions with my girls (4 and 2). Beautiful advent candles would be the perfect place to start this Christmas season.
The frog shaped tea lights were my favorite. I have a sister who collects frogs who might enjoy them. A possible Christmas gift idea. She’s recently Vegan though. I’ll have to ask her if beeswax candles are allowed.
I was just writing in the beginning of Advent on our calendar, and I was just reading about the benefits of 100% beeswax candles. Would love to win this giveaway!
I feel like those beeswax candles would be very happy in our home. And I’d love to show them around to friends who would want to get their own. Help me win this, Guardian Angel!
I think these are the prettiest advent candles I have seen! I want to start following the liturgical calender with my husband and baby daughter and we are attempting Advent this year. I’m thinking of converting, so this seems like a fun place to start. Also, so excited about “Feast!”
Stephanie K says
Oooh I would love these for our home this Advent season!
We use and love these kits!
Janelle G says
The Advent candles are my favorite. I love how my toddler can help make them. It makes the candles that much more special.
Alexis S says
The Sushi candles are really cute!
Mary Beth says
I love all the tea lights!
I love the Advent tapers, and the sushi candles are hilarious!
I love the tapers – gorgeous colors. If we win (or even if we don’t and I buy the kit) I want to copy your tradition of rolling the candles the night before advent begins.
The only thing holding me back from buying the rollers was price, since they are my favorite. I bet Titus will love doing it!
I love these!
Sounds like it could be a fun thing to try! 🙂
Hannah Jasmine says
Oh, man, I love the idea of making our own Advent candles! I just got married 11 days ago, and my husband and I have been talking for months (practically since we started going out together) about family traditions we want to start surrounding red-letter days of the calendar, name days, etc, and we were just talking about Advent the other day and how we can afford to get candles and a wreath on a seminarian’s budget. So I’d really love to win this giveaway. 🙂
Would love to start this tradition with my new little family. I’ve always wanted an Advent wreath.
I love the egg votives, but I think the Advent candle making kit is still my favorite product.
Linda R says
I like the ivory tealight candles.
I really like the simple solid pillars. Nothing too exciting. Thanks for the opportunity!
Oooh, candle making kits! When I was little I loved hand-making dipped candles =D
I would be thrilled to have these candles grace our family table next month!
Lindsey R says
I love these advent candles and all the rolled beeswax tapers she has!
I make organic bodycare, and I really appreciate a real beeswax candle!
I love the rose pillar!
We’re expecting our first child and I really want to make an effort to get better at living the liturgical year – these would be great!
And by “these,” I mean the sets of Advents candles – probably the tapers, to fit the wreath we have now.
Beeswax advent candles? Sign me up. The sushi ones are uber cute, though.
We’d love to roll our own beeswax advent candles with our 3.5 and 1.5 year old 🙂 That rose candle would be great too though…
I would love to try the make-your-own candle kit!
Was just on their website the other day… would love to try the kit!
The make-your-own Advent candle kit looks like so much fun! I know my 3-year-old would be so excited to help.
Definitely the advent candles!
My children love making these candles for Advent!
Love the make your own candles!
Annie V says
I obviously love the Advent candles, but I also love the rolled pillars.
I really love pillar candles- and I like how you can choose your own height! Awesome!
Love the roll-a-candle kit!
Love the rose tea lights!
I would love to win these! I couldn’t even find the right colors last year, haha.
How neat to roll the candles yourself!! I also love the cute little tea lights 🙂
Yes!! I’d love to win these! I started using beeswax last year and it was lovely. I’m hoping to only use beeswax from now on! Thanks, Haley!
Emily S. says
I love the roll your own tapers kit. Love this blog, too!
Love the roll your own kits!
Advent candles can be so hard to find in stores! I would love a beeswax set!
This is perfect since I recently unearthed our melted Advent candles in the attic!
Love so many of these! Especially that they make unity candle sets for weddings.
Nicole P. says
I love the colored tea lights!
I would love a set of these candles!
Kristin Seed says
What an awesome giveaway! I have recently fallen in love with beewax candles from my farmers market and have switched over completely. So excited to keep that going during advent with actual beeswax advent candles!!!!
Love the idea of making our own candles! My girls love the candles at Advent anyway–they would be SO excited to make them themselves!
What a great tradition! I love the idea of hand rolling your own advent candles. Thanks for the chance to win!
Definitely would like the Kit. I’m a diehard DIY-er.
I’ve been needing an Advent wreath of my own here at college… since I also love homemade things, this would be perfect!
Ilka W. J. says
Those solid pillars look good to me. And the Advent candles (lovely Advent candle rings, too!!). I’m sure they give off a lovely smell! 🙂
How fun! These are awesome. I think the sushi ones are super cute/creative, but making your own beeswax advent candles – that’s the bee’s knees! 😀
Oh, I’ve been wanting these for a while now!
What lovely advent candles! I always loved the candles in church growing up, so my husband and I got an advent wreath when we were married, so we can light them at home to celebrate.
Love love the Beeswax rolled tapers! Thank you!!
Amy G. says
The detailed rose pillars are my favorite. So beautiful!
Advent candles would be excellent. I like the columns the best (over the tapers).
Missed yall today BTW!
Love the make your own advent candle kit!
Anne Sweden says
The rose tealights are pretty! Would be perfect for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe!
Megan @ The Ipps says
Such a neat idea and I bet the candles smell wonderful.
I love these Advent Candles. Last year was the first time I did beeswax Advent Candles and we loooved them!
These are a great idea!
The make your own advent kit is so cute! My 2 year old would love that.
A A says
I would love to win these! What a wonderful thing to use in celebrating Advent this year. Thanks for doing another giveaway.
Would LOVE these beautiful candles to celebrate Advent with!
Awesome giveaway! We need new Advent candles for this year, and I’ve never used beeswax, I’d love to try it!
Oh, and my favorite candle would be either the rose pillar that you linked to or the tree frog candle. 🙂
Kaitlin @ More Like Mary says
I want the Advent candles! I want I want!
My LO is still too young to do this with me, but I would love to have a girls night and share with friends. I’m so excited to start advent season traditions in our home 🙂
Angela Bashaw says
I love the idea of rolling my own Advent candles! I’ve never done it before. Already added the kit to my cart with a candle ring. Maybe I’ll wait and see if I win one first.
Wow! SO lovely! The itty-bitty floating orchids are so nice, and the floating honey-bee…made from beeswax…!
…but then the detail leaf/rose pillars are AH-mazing…! 🙂
The advent candles look great!
My girls would love making the Advent candles with me. What a great tradition to start!
We use the Toadily kit to make our advent candles last year, along with sets for the grandparents. Our then 2 and 4 yr olds loved it and I can’t wait to do it with them again this year!
The advent candles; those shades are so hard to find at all, much less in beeswax!
Those advent candles look awesome! I’d love a set to replace our old uneven candles 🙂
I’ve been wanting to try these since you first blogged about them!
I love the pillar candles. Thanks for the giveaway.
Tracy Delgado says
Love the advent candles. Thanks for the giveaway!
Yes please! I totally failed in the getting-an-advent-wreath together last year. Here’s to making it happen this year!
Emily B says
What a great idea! I would love to give this a try this year.
The Unity candles for a wedding look wonderful! And I’m loving the sushi candles for a very fun gift! Thanks for a great giveaway! I can’t wait for advent to start!
We rolled our own last year and it was so much fun! Would love to do it again this year! Thanks for the giveaway!
Almost forgot, I totally love that Rose pillar. Awesome handiwork!
I’m hoping my three year olds will be able to appreciate Advent this year and I look forward to many years of praying with them through this season and others! What a neat project to create and pray as a family.
I always wait until the last minute to get Advent candles and then I can never find any. So this is great. I can order them every year right here. Thank you.
Andrea B says
The handrolled tapers look great.
I would love some of the hand rolled tapers to use for Lord’s Day celebrations and for our advent wreath!
Nicola Hunter says
I love your idea of having the kids help roll the candles for Advent! Even If i don’t win the kit I’ll probably order the beeswax tea lights, i haven’t found a beeswax seller that makes them nearby me.
I would love a set of Advent candles to start off Advent right with my new husband : )
Really looking forward to your new book!
I love that there is the option of rolling your own candles on the website – and some stuff has free shipping!
I love the advent candles, but the egg votives are so cute!
I think the sushi candles are adorable, but I really like the build your own Advent candle kit!
I was just thinking about Advent and getting my candles this morning 🙂
Mandi @ Messy Wife, Blessed Life says
I need to get new candles for my Advent wreath BUT I love the sushi candles! So, so fun!
This is so cute! I love that you can make your own candles! Such a great way to bring the whole family into the Advent celebration.
Christie @ Everything to Someone says
Our candles from last year are all melted down, so I think we will be getting some of these one way or another. c;
I have always loved this tradition of Advent and would the help sharing with my kiddos.
Rosa Patterson says
lol the sushi candles
I love these! I think making your own advent candles makes you more ‘invested’ in the celebration, so to speak…especially for children. “It’s time to light the candles that I made!” 🙂
I would to start this tradition with my family!
Bethany S. says
I can’t wait for your book! I think the rose votive candles are my favorite, but they all look wonderful.
Would love these candles! This year I’m hoping to be much more consistent and intentional about celebrating Advent in our home. These would make our celebration much more special.
Jennie B says
I love the hand-rolled tapered tapers!
Ruth Anne says
Really love those sushi candles 🙂 thanks for the reminder to get on my advent candles pronto!
This kit is such a great idea! I have tradition (going on about 7 years now) with my mother, my aunt, my sister and her kids, and my cousin and her kids. We go to one of those paint-your-own pottery places on the weekend after Thanksgiving and paint Christmas ornaments, and one piece of a nativity set. I already sent an email to them with the link to Toadily and said that I want to add this to our ornament-painting day. And everyone agreed!
I love the Advent candles, especially the make your own kit. Such a great idea to make them with the family as part of an Advent tradition!
Kimberly Schotz says
The Sushi to Go is adorable. What a clever idea.
I usually get something similar from Illuminated Ink, I had no idea there was anyone else out there offering something like this!
My children love working with the beeswax and the connection to making the candles is such a lovely part of their Advent.
Beeswax candles sound wonderful for Advent. I didn’t know the Catholic church had regulations for how much beeswax should be in them!
Steph H says
The Advent candles would be GREAT, but the leaf pillar candles are lovely, too!
I love candles, but right now I’m most exited about the advent candles because it is my favorite liturgical season.
I love the make your own advent candle kit. It would be a great start to start celebrating the entire liturgical year.
The rose pillar candle is beautiful! It’s awesome that they have kits; I’m all about crafts 🙂
What a sweet tradition! I’d love to start hand rolling Advent candles instead of purchasing the ready made ones. Thank you for the idea. I can’t wait to do this with my son 🙂
I like the pillar candles best.
Rebecca Newport says
Since we are Eastern Orthodox, our Advent wreath has 7 candles so I would think the hand-rolled tapers would be wonderful for us!
The advent candle kit!
Sarah K says
These look great!
Sarah K says
These look great!
Roll your own kit!
Heidi Felton says
My boys would LOVE making their own advent candles (and the birthday candle kit looks awesome too). Thanks for letting us know about this company – I am bookmarking for future.
I am a fairly new reader (and I cannot even remember how I found you), but I very much enjoy your writing. Thank you!
I love the DIY Advent Candle kit!
Besides the DIY Advent Candle kit, I’m a sucker for the Easter egg and tulip votives!
What an interesting post! I never thought about rules for Church candles before…
I like the pillar Advent columns.
I really like both the kit to make your own Advent candles & the set of Advent column candles.
I like the regular beeswax advent candles — too lazy to make my own!
I need new advent candles this year and I LOVE the idea of making them and I think my 5 yr old will too! 🙂
Lindsey M says
I need new advent candles this year and I LOVE the idea of making them with the kids! Thanks!
Fun! I’d love to win. My mom used to get these kits for us as children!
Sarah O @ Two Os Plus More says
Oooh, we’d live the Make Your Own kit- I think my boys are the perfect age to help with making Advent candles for our preparations.
Amber Perry Ortman says
I love their kits! I love doing and making things myself. They look so fun!
I can’t wait for my first Catholic Advent!
Marlo S. says
For practicality’s sake, I love the set of 4 Advent columns. For whimsy… the sushi to go set. 🙂
I love these candles! I set would be wonderful to have this year to start out first official advent celebration! I love the blog.
The rosebud and egg votives along with the Advent candles look beautiful! Thanks for passing along the website!
I love the rolled beeswax tapered candles!
I’ve been eying this set ever since I saw your post LAST year!
I know just the wreath I will use if I win these…
I would love to get this kit! My kids would have so much fun!
Kayla @ Number One Petersons says
I really like the hand rolled pillar candles. 2″ specifically. Juuuust fat enough 🙂
I definitely want to start up an Advent candle tradition, especially to teach my (Protestant) family more about it. The rose pillar looks so cool but I also like the little rosebud votives.
I’m looking forward to the release of your e-cookbook, Haley!
Kate M says
I used to make candles similar to this when I was younger. It would be fun to do it again for Advent this year!