Wholesale Candles Store offers Votive candles.
A votive candle is a typically white or beeswax yellow, colored candle, it need to be burnt as a votive offering in a religious ceremony. It also refers to a standard size of candle 2" high by 1.5" diameter, can be colored, soy, unscented or scented.
In the Church, votive candles are usually located before a statue of Jesus or of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Moreover, in older or traditional churches, this will be before a side altar. Votive Candles used may vary from long, taper candles to tea-light candles. Tea-light candles are either placed in votive candle holders or just on a platform in front of the statue. Tall candles can be placed in a special votive candle stand holder.
Usually Orthodox churches only use long and thin candles. These are usually placed in round glass holders, having either various sockets to hold the candles, or in a container filled with sand, in which the worshippers place their candles. Orthodox churches will usually have a separate place to put candles lit for the departed; Roman Catholic churches make no such distinction.
Some Anglican churches (typically High Anglican churches) also have votive candles.
Candles are lit for prayer intentions. To 'light a candle for someone' indicates one's intention to say a prayer for another person, and the candle symbolizes that prayer. A donation box intended to defer candle costs generally accompanies votive candles. In some churches, the donation is considered a mandatory contribution in exchange for lighting a candle.
Other votive candle types: soy votive candles, unscented votive candles, frosted votive candle, wedding votive candle.