Christmas Candles - Why Candles Are Linked To Christmas and Why They Make The Perfect Gift.

Here at 70s House Manchester we truly love the festive season and enjoy the feeling of comfort and joy it brings to the darkest time of the year if you happen to live in the Northern hemisphere.  Now is the season to embrace home comforts and bring a great big dollop of festivity into your home with décor, seasonal fragrances and Christmas decorations.
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One great and very easy way to welcome this season into your home is with a scented candle, perfect for a quiet evening by the fire, to brighten your spirits on a cold winter’s day, it sets the tone for a festive gathering and is the perfect antidote on cold dark nights with warm aromas to comfort and soothe the soul. Candle light definitely evokes the spirit of the season, maybe more than any other decoration for there is indeed something truly magical about candle light.
Retro Christmas Candle with coloured 70s vintage fairy lights, 70s House Manchester
Many families, maybe even most, have a tradition of lighting candles over the Christmas period.  Traditions take many forms, burning candles at the dinner table, which never fails to impress or look beautiful, using candles in festive table arrangements with candles, traditional angel chimes and who could ever forget the Blue Peter Advent Crown because famously candles and flammable substances mix, right?
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Candle light is historically, irrevocably linked to the festive season; from pagan times and ancient winter solstice celebrations, a way of remembering that spring would soon come.  Since the Middle Ages, candle light for Christians at Christmas has symbolised the star of Bethlehem, the guiding light for the Magi to the stable where Jesus was born. For those that follow the Jewish faith, the Menorah is used during Hanukkah to symbolise the miracle of Chanukah.  Even modern electric fairy lights are meant to mimic the tradition of candles on the tree, popularised by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the 1800s.
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Candles also make an exceptional gift, especially those who are difficult to buy for, this brilliant gift idea means that they can use the candle straight away on Christmas day and then store it away to enjoy on the run up to Christmas the following year, this helps to create lasting memories. 

Here at 70s House Manchester we are big on nostalgia and we have designed our very own ‘Dusty Tinsel’ candle which evokes the scent of Christmas past, It is often joked that Estelle has to smell tinsel to check that the scent smells RIGHT, anyone who knows, just KNOWS! ‘Dusty Tinsel’ is reminiscent of dusty lofts crammed full of Christmas decorations, and incense filled Churches on Christmas Eve 'Dusty Tinsel' is an intricate blend of Cinnamon, Clove and Myrrh which is enriched with notes of Cedarwood, Amber and Frankincense.  

Our hand poured, eco-friendly, soy wax candles are a natural addition to your festive home. Featuring a beautiful rose gold tone dust cover and ribbon wick to improve the scent throw of the candle within a room.  All of our candles are vegan friendly & cruelty free so you can purchase guilt free. They are all made, right here, in Manchester in small batches by artisan candle maker Emma, which supports her own candle business and family of four. 

Our original label design, reminiscent of Mid-century Scandinavian designs is inspired by a 70s Christmas card and will glow like stained glass once lit.  The candle also comes in its own presentation gift box giving it the extra special touch.

With six weeks until the big day there is still time to pop one in your basket as a gift for others, or to yourself and take the time to relax and surround yourself with the warming scent of ‘Dusty Tinsel’ this festive season, you can shop our entire christmas range here.

Please see here for our last shipping dates for Christmas 2021

Safety - Do not burn the candle for longer than four hours and cool for at least two hours before relighting. Keep the candle wick trimmed and when lighting a candle, use long matches or a long-reach lighter. Keep your hair and loose clothing away from the flame. Never leave a candle unattended or near children. Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire