Candles create connection—and magical moments

By Denise Jenike, Armadilla Wax Works

You probably remember the phrase, “Home is where the heart is.” Candlelight makes a house a home, doesn’t it? It bids you welcome. It heralds the beginning of the evening with a whisper. Candlelight signifies that all will be well.

Candlelight knows how to do these things because it has centuries of experience.

We make a personal connection with candlelight in sharp contrast to the electric light plugged into the wall. Electricity is never-ending, candlelight is not. We share the light with the candle; we are drawn to it and take it seriously because of its warm, giving, and temporary nature.

Candlelight speaks to us of memories, flickering in and out of view. Memories of loved ones, young and old, familiar faces from our family and neighbors who became family. We light candles to honor the care we give our home and to all who enter; to commemorate a national holiday, festival, or a holiday we create ourselves—a birthday, anniversary or reunion. Candlelight creates a special feeling as everyone starts to relax, the room fades away and we enter a secret world all our own. With all the noise in the world today, candlelight is a bright reminder to listen and talk with each other quietly.

Candlelight doesn’t just happen; it’s made to happen and has been since 1971, at Armadilla Wax Works, where you’ll find quality candles for every room in the house and every season of the year. Candles of all sizes are sold throughout the store, with dozens of exceptional fragrances like Snowy Night and Ponderosa Pine. Looking for gifts? The candle shop is the best place to shop. Everybody loves candles with or without scent. Shop Local!

Armadilla Wax Works is at 6689 E. First Street in Prescott Valley. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more at