Who doesn't love scented candles, with their warm glow anda lovely scent that fills your home with a welcoming atmosphere…
As we prepare for the anniversary of this beloved brand, we take a look at the history of Yankee Candle.
A much-loved home décor and home fragrance brand, Yankee Candle offers scented candles, candle holders and wax melts, as well as car and home fragrances. The company was founded in the USA by Mike Kittredge, who made his first candle at 16, in 1969, by melting down his crayons and presenting the resulting candle as a Christmas present to his mum. A neighbour noticed the candle and asked Mike if he could sell it to her – a business was born. By 1973, Mike was making a living from his hobby.
After over 30 years in retail, Yankee Candle is one of the world's biggest candle and home fragrance brands. Not only do we love their deliciously scented candles, we're also mad for their wax melts and beautiful home decorations such as candle holders, boxes and melt warmers.
We caught up with Lynne Dungey, the International QVC Account Manager from Yankee Candle for more about the anniversary.
"We're celebrating our 10th anniversary on QVC this week – eight hours of shows across three days, starting Friday 27th June, featuring a stunning selection of collections including new and old products", says Lynne.
"QVC will be celebrating with our presenters Rosa and Steven on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, we're thrilled to have Carolyn McDaniel from our US HQ co-presenting – Carolyn launched Yankee Candle on QVC in the UK 10 years ago and is back from the US to help us celebrate. We have lots planned for this milestone!"
Tune in on Friday for more – including special surprises from Yankee Candle just for QVC customers!
See the full Yankee Candle range.