When we were first approached to donate candles for the Island Hospital Gala we never thought people would enjoy making their own candles. We were a little nervous how the candles would turn out in an uncontrolled environment in someone else's home etc. Would it be too messy? Would we be too overwhelmed? How much interaction do customers need for an activity like this and will they be happy with what they made? All these questions went through our heads. But after our first party, everyone's candle turned out amazing, we figured out a way to simplify the whole process and have a great time.
It was actually FUN to host the parties and seeing how different every candle turned out. Then our next party got easier, then the next. As we add more wholesalers to the mix, the candle parties are becoming easier to host. The cool thing about the parties is that each person gets to sign the label on the candle they created; and when they give that candle to someone special it was made with their own two little hands.
Here in Anacortes, there is a First Friday Art Walk every month where visitors can walk through different Art Galleries and mixed media studios and see different pieces of art. Our version just got a little more funner and more interactive by allowing people to make their very own Anacortes Candle!
If your interested in having a cool bonding experience with your friends and family, hit us up for the holidays. We're excited to help plan a fun hippie-interactive experience.
ShelterBox is pretty cool. Imagine all of the sudden you lost everything, I mean like everything, because of a flood, tornado, or tsunami. Then all of the sudden a group of people show up and drop off a huge green box. Inside is a tent, tools to rebuild, water purifier, a stove and blankets to keep you warm. And the best part, it's a free gift, a sign of hope that you and your family are going to be okay. That's what ShelterBox does time and time again. I am proud to be a ShelterBox Ambassador and love everything they stand for. Every candle we sell, we send $1 to ShelterBox to give hope to another family in crisis. If you would like more information visit: http://shelterboxusa.org
Mary Jane is our pup, not the sweat leaf cannabis that everyone thinks. She hangs out with us everywhere we go. She is so engaged into our family that we talk to her like she's a person, not like a dog. Once you meet her, you'll see she is very special. Very smart, but kinda goofy...she's so smart that we can train her in a matter of minutes to stay within a boundary or shut the door behind her, but then she will trip over a shoe thats been left in the middle of the floor. She hangs out with us while we make candles and sometimes we'll put the jar to her lips for an extra puppy kiss. Aaaaw Mary Jane—what are we going to do with you?
We realized that candle making isn't a secret, it's a science. We are constantly learning different ways to make our candles better by blogs, YouTube and customer feedback or suggestions. We touch every single one to make sure they are filled with positive energy. How do we do that, you ask? First, we make sure we are centered & happy and in the right mood. Second, we play our favorite music or Pandora station. Third, we giggle and laugh as we mix, pour and do artsy-fartsy stuff to make them look cool. Sometimes, we kiss the jars before sending them to their new home. Every single candle is different.