Get a handle on candles this Christmas

Creatives such as Arlene McIntyre and Natasha Rocca Devine are bringing out their own bespoke candles in time for the festive season

13th December, 2020
Get a handle on candles this Christmas
A number of Irish companies have launched their own bespoke candle collections this winter

What evokes a more festive feel than the sight and scent of a beautiful candle burning in a softly-lit room?

The earliest record of a candle being lit at Christmas to symbolise the Star of Bethlehem was during the Middle Ages and their symbolism in other religions, such as Judaism, predate the birth of Christ. And while we now live in a much more secular world, the humble candle still reigns supreme at this time...

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