This in one of the most common types of candle holder, […]
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.
In modern times, votive candles have become popular as mood lighting. Holders are required as the whole candle melts as it burns down. A votive candle holder today is the basic simple cup, often made from glass. There are many varieties of votive holder from plain glass to mosaic tiled glass, or frosted glass to colored glass. With so much choice it will be easy to find something for anyone! Simple colored glass candle holders are available from the local dollar store; specialist candle stores will have more elaborate designs.
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