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Advent Candles


Advent Candles
Advent candles are the ideal way to count down to Christmas, select either from our range of traditional Advent colours; purple, pink, blue and white, or one of our more contemporary numbered candles, available in the form of pillar candles and dinner candles.
Original Swedish Angel Chimes - Brass
Millions of people associate Christmas Past with the enchanting tinkling sounds of the Angel Chimes and chime candles. Heat rising from the chime candles spins the angels, causing them to lightly tap the bells on each pass, creating the famous sound of the Angel Chime. A charming candle gift, the Angel Chime and chime candles are certain to become an enduring element of Family Christmas in many..
£9.99
Ivory Advent Pillar Candles - Christmas Trees & Hearts
An ivory, Christmas Tree in Heart design, Advent candle with red numbers. These Advent pillar candles have a candle burn time of up to 56 hours. Each candle measures approximately 25cm tall and 5cm in diameter and the candles are individually wrapped to protect the Christmas Tree design. Price is per single candle and excludes candle holder. Don't forget that a suitable candle holder s..
£7.99
White Advent Pillar Candles - Christmas Tree
A white, Christmas Tree design, Advent candle with red numbers. These Advent pillar candles have a candle burn time of up to 56 hours. Each candle measures approximately 25cm tall and 5cm in diameter and the candles are individually wrapped to protect the Christmas Tree design. Price is per single candle and excludes candle holder. Don't forget that a suitable candle holder should alwa..
£7.99
White Advent Pillar Candles - Father Christmas
Children of all ages love the run up to Christmas and many countdown the Advent period, in the month of December, using Advent candles. With a candle burn time of up to 56 hours, these Advent pillar candles are the perfect way to count down to Christmas as they are printed with a Father Christmas design and red numbers. Each candle measures approximately 25cm tall and 5cm in diameter and the..
£7.99
Broste Candles - Classic White Advent Candles With Silver Numbers
A classic column candle, printed with numerals representing the days of December. Light these candles daily, from the 1st of December, until the number corresponding with the date in December is burnt away.  These Advent Candles provide the perfect visual method of counting down to Christmas; when the final numeral has been burnt away Christmas has arrived! These classic column candles, fr..
£3.79
St Eval Candles - Ivory Advent Candles
A traditional ivory Advent dinner candle, printed with numbers representing the days of December. Light these candles daily, from the 1st of December, until the number corresponding with the date in December is burnt away and these Advent candles provide the perfect visual method of counting down to Christmas.  When the number 24 has been burnt away Christmas has arri..
£3.39
St Eval Candles - Red Advent Candles
A traditional red advent dinner candle, printed with numbers representing the days of December. Light these candles daily, from the 1st of December, until the number corresponding with the date has burnt away and these Advent Candles provide the perfect visual method of counting down to Christmas.  When the number 24 has been burnt away Christmas has arrived! Treat y..
£3.39
Red Advent Candles With Gold Numbers
A red and gold Advent candle with a burn time of up to 12 hours. These Advent candles measure approximately 30cm tall and 2.2cm in diameter and are made of 100% stearin candle wax, which gives a cleaner brighter flame. The candles are red, with gold printed numbers, and gold festive designs like Christmas baubles, presents, birds, drums and snowflakes. Start your families countdown to the..
£2.99
Red Advent Candles With White Numbers
A fun way to start the countdown to your Christmas celebration. A red advent candle, made with 100% candle wax, with white printed numbers in a heart design and white festive images including Christmas trees, puddings, and children enjoying Christmas. Your family will enjoy burning this advent candle each day. Price excludes candle holder. ..
£2.99
White Advent Candles With Gold Numbers
A white and gold Advent candle with a burn time of up to 12 hours. These Advent candles measure approximately 30cm tall and 2.2cm in diameter and are made of 100% stearin candle wax, which gives a cleaner brighter flame. The candles are white, with gold printed numbers, and gold festive designs like Christmas baubles, presents, birds, drums and snowflakes. Start your families countdown to..
£2.99
White Advent Candles With Red Numbers
A white and red Advent candle with a burn time of up to 12 hours. These Advent candles measure approximately 30cm tall and 2.2cm in diameter and are made of 100% stearin candle wax, which gives a cleaner brighter flame. The candles are white, with red printed numbers, and a cute boy and girl christmas design. Start your families countdown to the Christmas celebrations with this fun A..
£2.99
Broste Candles - 29.5cm Soft Rose Column Rustic Dinner Candles
Elegant modern candles, these soft rose/ pale pink rustic dinner candles will grace any dinning table candle display. Made by Broste Candles of Copenhagen, these baby pink column candles display well with the similar coloured pillar candles, ball candles or tealights. These unscented light pink column dining candles are solid colour and measure approximately 29.5cm tall a..
£1.25
Broste Candles - 29.5cm Purple/ Aubergine Column Rustic Dinner Candles
Elegant modern candles, these purple/ aubergine dinner candles are perfect as dinner table candles, made by Broste Candles of Copenhagen. These unscented purple column dining candles are solid colour and measure approximately 29.5cm tall and have a candle diameter of 2.1cm. Each as these aubergine candles has a burn-time of up to 13 hours. The price excludes the candleholder and is for a ..
£1.25
29cm Classic Column Rustic Dinner Candles - Pink
Simple, classic solid coloured pink dinner candles made in Europe. These unscented rustic pink column dining candles measure approximately 29cm tall and have a candle diameter of 2.1cm. Each candle has a burn-time of up to 11 hours. Price excludes the candleholder and is for a single candle. ..
£1.09
29cm Classic Column Rustic Dinner Candles - White
Simple, classic solid coloured white dinner candles made in Europe. These unscented rustic white column dining candles measure approximately 29cm tall and have a candle diameter of 2.1cm. Each candle has a burn-time of up to 11 hours. Price excludes the candleholder and is for a single candle. ..
£1.09
Christmas Angel Tealight Carousel
A beautifully detailed Carousel Angel Tealight Carousel, finished in stainless steel, sure to become a firm family favourite at Christmas-Time. These Angel Tea Light Carousels are supplied in a presentation box, which makes them a perfect Christmas gift for the candle lover. Heat rising from the tealight candle spins the carousel and the turning Angels reflect the candle light creating a bea..
£6.99
Eika Candles - 25cm Aubergine/ Purple Dinner Taper Candles
A beautiful, 25cm (10") tall aubergine/ purple dinner taper candle made with 25% stearin wax. This quality dining candle, from Eika of Germany, is made from only the best raw materials giving a consistent flame, virtually non dripping and almost soot free. Due to the stearin content of these candles, the colour is over-dipped on a white base candle. Each candle is individually wrapped in ..
£1.19
Eika Candles - 25cm Fuchsia Pink Dinner Taper Candles
A 25cm (10") fuchsia pink dinner/ dining taper candle made with 25% stearin. This quality candle from Eika of Germany is made from only the best raw materials giving a consistent flame, virtually non dripping and almost soot free. Due to the stearin content of these candles, the colour is over-dipped on a white base candle. Each candle is individually wrapped. Price excludes the candle holder. ..
£1.19
Eika Candles - 25cm White Dinner Taper Candles
A 25cm (10") white dinner/ dining taper candle made with 25% stearin. This quality candle from Eika of Germany is made from only the best raw materials giving a consistent flame, virtually non dripping and almost soot free. These elegant dinner candles have a burn time of up to 9 hours. Each candle is individually wrapped. Price excludes the candleholder. ..
£1.19
Eika Candles - 25cm Azure Blue Dinner Taper Candles
A 25cm (10") blue dinner/ dining taper candle made with 25% stearin. This quality candle from Eika Candles of Germany is made from only the best raw materials giving a consistent flame, virtually non dripping and almost soot free. Due to the stearin content of these candles, the colour is over-dipped on a white base candle. Each of these dark blue candles is individually wrapped in cellop..
£1.19
Broste Candles - Pair of Hand Dipped Purple Taper Dinner Candles
A pair of elegant hand dipped, solid colour, purple taper dinner candles with a long burn time. This pair of purple candles are made using the traditional method of dipping the wick 35 - 40 times into the wax to achieve the candle diameter. As these candles are hand dipped the dimensions quoted can vary slightly. Each candle has a conical foot making them easier to fit into any candle hol..
£3.59
Broste Candles - Pair of Hand Dipped Soft Rose Taper Dinner Candles
Broste Candles pair of delicate soft rose colour tall taper candles. These beautiful baby pink taper dinner candles are hand dipped and solid coloured, with a long burn time ideal wedding candles. These delicately coloured soft rose candles are made using a traditional method of dipping the wick 35 - 40 times into the wax to achieve the candle diameter. As these baby pink..
£3.59
Broste Candles - Pair of Hand Dipped White Taper Dinner Candles
A pair of elegant hand dipped, solid colour, white dinner taper candles with a long burn time. These candles are made using the traditional method of dipping the wick 35 - 40 times into the wax. As these candles are hand dipped the dimensions quoted can vary slightly. Each candle has a conical foot making them easier to fit into any candle holder. Price is per pair of candles. ..
£3.59
Christmas Snowflake Tealight Carousel
Sure to become a family favourite at Christmas; these beautifully detailed Snowflake Tealight Carousels are finished in stainless steel. These lovely Christmas tea light carousels are supplied in a storage gift box, making the Snowflake Candle Carousel the perfect gift for the Christmas candle lover. Heat rising from the tealight candles spins the snowflake carousel, a great alternative to t..
£6.99

Candles are used in various forms in Western traditions as a method of counting down to the Christian celebration of Christmas.  At www.thecandleselection.co.uk there are two types of Advent Candles available to help you with your countdown to Christmas.

The first types of Advent Candles offered are a range of classic column candles, printed with numerals representing the days of December. These candles are lit daily and the number corresponding with the date in December is burnt away.

These Advent Candles provide the perfect visual method of counting down to Christmas; when the final numeral has been burnt away Christmas has arrived!

The second type of Advent Candles are generally found on Advent Wreaths, typically four or five basic coloured candles, the colour of the candles used depending on the religious tradition celebrated. Traditionally the Advent Wreath consisted of three purple candles, one pink candle and one white candle; purple Advent Candles being the colour of penitence and royalty and is still used in some religious traditions including the Roman Catholic Church.

The purple Advent Candles are each lit, one on the first, second and fourth Sundays of Advent. Whilst the third Sunday of Advent would see the pink (or rose coloured) Advent Candle lit to focus on the forthcoming season of celebration; in some Church traditions the order of the third and forth candles are exchanged with the pink Advent Candle being lit on the forth Sunday of Advent.

Finally, the white Advent Candle is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or, as tradition dictates, it may be lit on the Sunday immediately before Christmas.

More recently, Advent has undergone a change to become a season of hope and anticipation and blue is now associated with Advent. Royal blue Advent Candles being sometimes used to symbolise royalty, or bright blue Advent Candles are used to symbolise a new beginning. Red and Green are the more secular colours of Christmas, derived from older European practices of using evergreens and holly to symbolise ongoing life.