This giveaway is sponsored by Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles.
As soon as Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls Day are over, my mind turns to Advent. It’s like I suddenly realize it’s just around the corner (it starts November 30th). And it’s time for one of my favorite giveaways of the year! Yay!
My favorite Advent tradition is the Advent wreath (and it’s the simplest one to start with if you’re just beginning to observe the Christian Year). I’m generally a last-minute planner, but somehow I remember to order candles in time! If you haven’t ordered yours yet, you’re in luck, because I have some gorgeous Advent stuff to giveaway: one Advent candle-making kit and a solid brass Advent candle ring.
For the past six years, I’ve been ordering my Advent candles (and lately, Advent candle-making kits because the kids have a blast) from Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles because they’re not only prettier than the run-of-the-mill set, but they’re also made of 100% beeswax which makes my crunchy heart glad because there’s no nasty toxic ingredients.
But beeswax candles are also liturgically appropriate. Did you know that religious candles were traditionally 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.
Anyhow, since we’ve been ordering the Advent Candle Making Kit the past couple of years instead of the ready-made Advent candles, the kids help me roll the beeswax sheets around the wick and it’s become a special tradition to make them together. Lucy really got the hang of it this year. And Gwen did her best to be part of what the “big kids” were doing.
For being made by a five-year-old and a three-year-old with only a teensy bit of guidance from me, I think they turned out great!
Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles offers free shipping on the candle kits and they also make Advent tapers, votives, etc., if you’re not interested in rolling the sheets yourself. And you can enter to win $25 gift certificate by entering their Make Your Own Candles contest.
OK, so to enter the giveaway...(Only for Carrots readers in the United States and Canada for shipping reasons)
1. Mandatory entry: Visit the Toadily Handmade website and then come back and leave a comment at Carrots telling us about your favorite candles.
2. Additional entry: “Like” Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did.
3. Additional entry: Pin this post to Pinterest and leave a comment saying you did.
I will choose a winner by random number generator. Giveaway ends on Friday, November 7th at midnight EST. Good luck, friends!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Review and giveaway items were provided by Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles. All opinions are my own. I only promote products I would purchase myself and I love giving great things away to my awesome readers.