Collectibles: Yankee Candles
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|The Yankee Candle Company – A True American Success Story|
|From humble beginnings …
Christmas 1969. Seventeen-year-old Mike Kittredge, too broke to buy his mother a present, melted some crayons to make her a candle. A neighbor saw it and convinced Mike to sell the candle to her. With that small stake, he bought enough wax to make two candles - one for his mom, and another to sell. That was the birth of Yankee Candle. To America's favorite brand of premium scented candles …
Yankee Candle has become the #1 most-recognized name in the candle business and the country's best selling candle brand by sharing customers' “passion for fragrance” in every product they bring to market.
Today, with over 150 fragrances, Yankee Candle offers the world's largest and most compelling selection of candle and home fragrance scents. In addition to the renowned Housewarmer® line of scented candles, they also provide a wide range of seasonal and specialty scented candles, home fragrance products, car fresheners and candle accessories.
Along with the regular introduction of new Yankee Candle® products and fragrances, they also have grown by adding other brands to their portfolio, including Aroma Naturals® brand of pure, natural aromatherapy candles and related products and Illuminations, which designs and markets premium scented candles, candle accessories, and other home decor products.
The majority of Yankee candles are made by master chandlers (candlemakers) in their advanced manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts.