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One December, a 16-year-old student was looking for gift inspiration with Christmas just around the corner. He decided to make a candle for his Mum because it would be a completely unique and personal gift.
Using everyday materials he found in the kitchen; household wax, a red crayon, string and a milk carton, he produced his very first candle. A neighbour saw the candle and offered to buy it, leaving the student with enough money to buy more materials to create more - one to gift and one to sell! That was the start of the Yankee Candle journey....
From this point Yankee Candle has grown into a worldwide brand, expanding to Europe.