I love candles and candle holders. There are so many different designs for a candle holder; I am going to look at some of the basic styles such as votive, wrought iron, hurricane and crystal holder. In the beginning candles were made of tallow, very smoky and burnt very quickly. Later wax was used, but was expensive. Candle holders came into being to hold the candle and protect the user’s hand, but also to collect the wax and reuse it. Nowadays the simple candle holder has become an ornamental item and is used in interior design. They are available in many forms, styles and colors. There is something to appeal to everyone from votive holders to ones made from wrought iron, or glass and crystal.
Votive Candle Holders
This in one of the most common types of candle holder, but it comes from the votive meaning a devotion. The votive candle is probably the most common candle in the world, it is used as a spiritual offering, most often seen left burning in churches ad part of the prayer. The votive was used by the Romans and possible before, and is used around the world by many different spiritual groups. The votive candle used to be made of beeswax and is small, it will burn for 3-4 hours, and some are made to burn for longer.