Metal Candle Holders: Haven’t They Outlived Their Function?

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Why are candle holders still a popular household product? “They are more about creating ambience,” says Troy Wardrop. The traditional use for the candle holders has changed: Many people now find candle holders an essential addition to home décor.

In an age of surpassing technology, many may wonder how the candle holder has continued to be a useful item in today’s households. What is obvious, however, is that its use has dramatically evolved.

There was a time when candle holders were solely functional: They were the means of bringing light into the home. Now, light switches have long replaced the candle and its holder.

Why is it, then, that candle holders are still a desired household product? Candles still take up a lot of shelf-space in our stores and shops. Candle holders are still made in all their varieties, and are constantly sought out by today’s consumers. Metal candle holders, especially, are in high demand—in wrought iron, silver-platted, or gold. But, people haven’t forgotten candle holders of glass, wood, or stone as well.

“Candle holders are more about creating ambience, and adding that subtle accent which makes your home unique,” says Troy Wardrop, the President of

One metal candle holder shopper said, “Candles create an inviting scent that welcomes you into the home.” And, “candle holders can complement the design of your home, accenting colors and tastes,” she added.

Perhaps candle holders serve as a subconscious reminder of a time when things were more difficult, and so is a trademark of progress and development. Or, it may simply subsist as a traditional article of design and décor. Whatever its role, it is clear that this relic remains a treasured household fixture.

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