Did you see all of the candles and candle holders that go up for auction on DealDash.com?
During the holiday season many church services and fabulous community events included beautiful candle-lighting ceremonies.
For many years, I collected candles and candle holders, so nearly everyone gave me candles and candle holders as gifts under the tree. In fact, my collection got so big I had to ask everyone to stop giving them to me because I no longer had any more space for so many candles and candle holders. Whenever the electricity goes out, I still have plenty of candles for light.
It’s really nice to have some candles in my house, and you can, too, because DealDash has several candle auctions. Some candle auctions now listed are:
- Large ceramic candle (set of 2), with a BIN of $96
- Large ceramic candle (set of 4) with a BIN of $192
- Glazed candle-holder (set of 2), with a BIN of $135
- Medium candles (set of 3), with a BIN of $84
- Soy Candle (set of 3), with a BIN of $116
Let’s take a look at the best deals won so far:
- Dec. 28, the large ceramic candle (set of 2) sold at 2 cents and the winner paid a total of 21 cents including the cost of the 1 bid placed;
- Dec. 16, the large ceramic candle (set of 2) sold at 8 cents and the winner paid a total of 68 cents including the cost of the 3 bids placed;
- Dec. 27, the large ceramic candle (set of 4) sold at 1 cent and the winner paid a total of 21 cents including the cost of the 1 bid placed;
- Dec. 27, the medium candles (set of 3) in Asian Pear, Lychee and Cassis, sold at 2 cents and the winner paid a total of 22 cents including the cost of the 2 bids placed;
- Dec. 28, the medium candles (set of 3) in Asian, Pear, Lychee and Cassis, sold at 22 cents and the winner paid $1.05 including the cost of the 5 bids placed.
A brief history of candles
Little is known about the origin of candles. However, according to my research, the earliest use of candles were attributed to the Ancient Egyptians, who made rush lights or torches by soaking the pithy core of reeds in melted animal fat. But candles were mentioned in Biblical times, too, as early as the tenth century BC.
The early candles were made of wicks stuck into containers filled with a flammable material. The first dipped candles were made by the Romans from rendered animal fat called tallow.
It is believed that candles were used as a source of light and to illuminate celebrations from 3,000 to 5,000 years ago. We all know candles provide light, but the significance of candles goes beyond providing light in the darkness.
Candle light is also the symbol of holy illumination of the spirit of truth. In fact, candles are often lit in times of death to signify the light in the next world, and candles represent Christ as the light. Lit candles represent Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness. Memorial candles are also lit in remembrance, honor and respect for the lives of those who have passed away. They also symbolize the continuation of the life of the deceased in spirit, and serve as a reminder that the memory of our loved ones will live on.
The bottom line
As you can see from the winning deals listed in this blog, DealDash shoppers are still winning some fantastic deals, and you could too.
This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.