|Toddler at work, washing dishes in early evening.|
Tall candles are not only lovely, they are essential when it comes to providing adequate light. All the variety of candle shapes found in stores is useless for this purpose, meant for ambiance and mood setting, not for the task of making light. With tall candles one can read, prepare food, go about most household tasks - but a correct candle holders is important. A high candle holder helps your candle to remain high, even as it burns out. Flame needs to be elevated a about 8" minimum, so even a 4-5" high candle holder makes your candle last longer.
Our days end early and begin before dawn, and candle light is with us on both ends of the day. Candle travels from the bathroom to the living room, following our early-rising toddler and keeping away harsh, bright, so unceremoniously blinding electrical light. Evening baths, night time stories, morning tea making all done with candles too. Washing dishes? You bet. A good bulk source of candles is here.