“Your love will light my way, your memory will ever be with me.”
I have yet to share an emotional side to my business with you. One of the biggest reasons I really put a lot of faith into my business was because of my grandfather.
He passed away just about a year ago now. Just before he passed away, he told me never to give up on my candle business. You never realize in life until later, the moments that change you. This was one of those moments for me.
I have been wanting to make a candle for sometime now In memory of him. I finally decided to do it.
Ever since I was a little girl, all I can remember, one of my fondest memories, was going to the Barnegat Lighthouse with my grandparents. My grandpa used to climb the lighthouse with me, we’d pack sandwiches and collect rocks. I loved it. I always held the lighthouse in a dear place in my heart.
My grandpa loved ice cream, it was probably where I got my love for ice cream! The funny thing was, he just wanted vanilla. Nothing else! Just plain vanilla.
I decided to FINALLY make a vanilla candle. Creamy vanilla to be exact, to match Vanilla ice cream and name it Old Barney and dedicate it to an incredible man in my life who will always be a shining light to me.
When I go to the lighthouse now, I smile, because I know my grandpa would be so proud of the things I have accomplished.
The Old Barney candle is now for sale!
A dollar of every candle that is sold will go to the NJ light house foundation to help preserve and restore all the incredible lighthouses in New Jersey, so that many other grandparents can go and make the same memories as I did with mine.
If you’ve read this far, Thank you! I hope I put a smile on your face on this fine Monday evening!
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