Candle variety for the Advent wreath

Brightly-colored or elegant: Eika offers candles for every decoration type

Fulda, 12th of November, 2013. Four big and 20 small candles on an old cartwheel – so the first Advent wreath looked which the pedagogue and theologian Johann Hinrich Wichern invented in 1839 to shorten the waiting period on the feast to children. Today the Advent wreaths are smaller, but are also more individual. Whether classical, modern, rustic or elegant: „For every taste there is the suitable wreath and for every wreath the suitable candles“, knows Alexandra Dörschmann, marketing manager of the Eika Kerzen GmbH. Every year the company produces numerous pillar candles for Christmas – in 20 different dimensions, 22 different colours as well as in smooth, shining or rustic structure.

„Silver and white are particularly in demand this year“, explains Dörschmann. With good reason: „You can be combined elegantly and versatily.“ Thus white taper candles or also glossy pillar candles of Eika lend to one with silvery balls and white loops decorated Advent wreath an elegant mark. However, white Rustic pillar candels can be combined with wood and red-white felt dangler to the rustic wreath variation. „Completely in the style of northern Christmas“, explains Dörschmann. „It stands for original cosiness. The decoration with natural materials and red-white accessories becomes more and more popular.“ 

Modern Advent wreath: brightly-colored and rectangular 

Another trend: Berry tones. Pillar candles or also ball candles in gentle Rosy or strong Zyklam arranges with green fir branches and earthy brown tones give to the Advent wreath a modern touch. Quite brightly and trendy the traditional flower arrangement with candles becomes in loud Fuchsia and turquoise, silver or pinken small Christmas balls. Who likes it rather classically, places on the proven colour combination Red-and-green. But maybe once in other form. Then claret-colored Rustic pillar candles with suitable Christmassy spice smell, fir branches and plugs will not presented as a wreath, but on a rectangular tray, for example. Alexandra Dörschmann: „Thus the classical Christmas decoration gets a new, modern face.“