Yankee Candle bottles up nearly every scent that exists under the sun, from Pineapple Cilantro to Picnic in the Park, and everything in between. Wedding Day, Peach Cobbler, Napa Valley Sun — the list goes on.
It seems like Yankee Candle has a presence almost everywhere, from big-box retailers like Walmart, to boutique home goods stores, to hundreds of their own storefronts across the country.
All in all, over 30,000 locations in the U.S. sell Yankee Candle products. It also has an international reach. But the company’s beginnings were much more humble.
It began in 1969 when 17-year-old high school student Michael Kittredge had to get creative with his Christmas gifts because he didn’t have any money. He melted some crayons and wax on the stovetop, using a milk carton as the mold.
A friend of the family saw his candle creations and asked if he could buy a batch. Kittredge decided that was enough motivation to keep it going and turn the candles into a business.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Yankee Candle sets itself apart from other candlemakers in the marketing and presentation of their products. Labels are handwritten and there are often whimsical stories to go along with each of their scents.
The Massachusetts-based company also puts a lot of attention to detail in the customer experience, taking cues from Disney World in the way their products spark an emotional response.
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You can pick up three Large Classic Jar Candles or Tumbler Candles for $39, down from the original price of $29.50 each.
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