Hi and welcome to my followup post regarding my Candle Product Launch I posted in May 2017. (Product Launch Post). This page was last updated on 18th June 2018 to incorporate more current information.
I previously mentioned that I am providing a service to personalise candles, however I also supply the candles themselves. Understanding that every customer is different I have sourced inexpensive candles, fragranced and unfragranced in an attempt to meet these varied needs. Typically, I'll quote on the price to personalised candles based on the number of candles ordered, the size of the candle and the complexity of the design in addition to the cost of the candle itself. Availability of candle sizes, fragrances, colours and burn duration may vary so it is advised that you contact me regarding your preferences before placing an order.
Given the increased number of orders and feedback from my previous customers I have launched a standard range of candles I supply that have a peaked top and are also unscented. The standard range of candles includes white candles in three (3) sizes personalised front and back:
- Small - 12cm high x 6.5cm diameter - $22;
- Medium - 15cm high x 6.5cm diameter - $32;
- Large - 23cm high x 7cm diameter - $42.
Note: Prices were increased effective 27th November 2018
If you are looking for a candle outside my standard range then I will quote to suit your request but expect the quote to range from $20 to $60 depending on the candle type and complexity of the design. If you are interested in getting a candle made I suggest you give me an idea of the following:
- What is the candle for?
- What do you want on your candle?
- Preferences for size and budget.
- Any special requests (i.e. fragranced, colour, height, diameter, burn time)?
Here is a guide on what to think about regarding what you want on your candle:
- A photo on the candle?
- Maybe you'd like just a word or some specific wording?
- Would you like some ribbon or some embellishments? (This may cost extra)
- Will the candle be burned as this may impact the design?
I have some standard design options available to make layout decisions simpler and I will send through a proof design for approval before creating the candle with the design.
Some important considerations with persoanlised candles are:
Putting images on candles is not the same as printing out a photo so the quality of the image will not be as precise. To get the best possible outcome it is recommended to get the best quality photo to start with. Digital images are preferred however it is important that the image is not obtained from an MMS / SMS message as this reduces the image quality. Ideally the image should be larger than 1.5MB in size, uncropped and should be sent via e-mail.
Candles are made from wax which can, at the time of casting the candle, have latent imperfections which cannot be seen before we work on the candle. Candles are also soft making them susceptible to damage and hence Secretly Scrapbooking cannot guarantee that all candles will be without minor imperfections. We endeavor to obtain and use candles that have few imperfections but it isn’t always possible to do so. Given these circumstances we advise that we will only rework, replace or provide refunds where imperfections are significant.
Oh one last thing in case you aren't aware of the basic safety precautions for candles here they are:
Candles should be kept out of reach of children and pets.
Remove all packaging from the candle before lighting.
Always trim the candle wick to 6mm before lighting.
A candle should only be burnt on heat resistant surfaces and should be placed in or on a secure candle holder. Ensure that the candle is stable prior to lighting it.
Never burn a candle on or near flammable materials.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Do not move a wax candle of any type until the wax has solidified.
If you find yourself interested in purchasing a personalised candle then please feel free to contact me about your needs and I'll be happy to help. Thanks for reading my post and please feel free to leave a comment. Now it's time for me to go back to Secretly Scrapbooking!
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