You make alllllll the difference!

Hi, friend! 💕 My name is Jaycie and I'm the Customer Experience Director here at the studio! Basically, my job is to make sure candle friends have an AMAZING experience that starts with seeing our candles on our website and ends with happy mail arriving at your front door. 😉 Believe it or not, I started working at Antique Candle Co.® back in 2016 as a part-time Candle Maker. When I think back to where I started and how much the business has grown over the years, all I feel is gratitude. 💖

I'll never forget the first time I met Brittany, owner & founder of this candle makin' business. 🕯 She was looking to hire her FIRST official employee (ya know...outside of family 💁‍♀️) and I was blessed enough to receive an interview! I was nervous, of course, but we instantly hit it off! She may not remember this, but she gave me the job on the spot and I accepted on the spot. 😂 I'm not sure if we were both desperate for this job, but I can honestly was one of the best decisions I've EVER made! 💃

It's a good thing we got along because it was just her and I in the studio most days. And by studio...I mean a 1,000 square foot space RIGHT next to a Mexican restaurant (#jobperks)! We would make candles together, listen to music, and just chat about our lives. It was SUCH a sweet time! 🥰 FUN FACT: we were shipping out 12 packages a day at this point (and some packages were picked up at all!). It was for sure the early days...but little did we know, we were just getting started. 😍

Brittany has a knack for seeing potential in people. She saw me, a Creative Writing student at Purdue, looking to make a living for my family (I married my high school sweetheart at 18 😘) and connect my job with purpose. Thanks to Antique Candle Co.®, YOUR support, and the Lord's provision...I have found both. 🙌 

Over the years, I've been able to create super fun DIY blog posts & encouraging devotional blog posts, work with other small businesses who want to carry our candles, coordinate with some of our favorite friends on Instagram (hey 👋 @vintageporch), and add some REALLY cool products to our website like wick trimmers! ✂️ 

My favorite thing I get to work on has got to be candle testing (raise your hand if you grabbed some Coffee Candle Testers 🙋‍♀️☕️). I absolutely love reading through YOUR comments & suggestions, curating the BEST scents possible, and then hearing which one your nose loves the MOST! ✨ 

I wasn't expecting my part-time candle making job to turn into a career I'm passionate about, but it has. ❤️

Five years later, this growing small business is made up of 51 team members. And that's all thanks to YOU! 🥰 Every single candle purchase allows our candle makers (and shipping pros and marketing gurus!) to work hard doing something they LOVE and support their families at the same time. From my little family of four (my husband & two fur babies), THANK YOU. 💕

When you work at the candle studio, you know there's really only one way to TRULY say thank you...and that's with a candle. ✨ I'd love to send you my TOP pick for fall...Autumn Woods. 🍁 It reminds me of my happy place: walking on trails with colorful fall leaves lining the way! 🍂 It's outdoors-y and musky (in a REALLY good sort of way). 

Do you wanna FREE Autumn Woods candle, friend?! 💁‍♀️👇

I worked out ALL the details with the candle crew and we can TOTALLY send one your way.👏 Just add an Autumn Woods 8 oz candle to your cart and use the coupon code "BESTIE" at checkout. Easy peasy! While we can't cover shipping costs this time around, the candle itself is on me. I hope you love it as much as I do. THANK YOU for making a difference! 🥰

PSST: We are only accepting free candle orders for the next 48-hours (ya know...because it's free!). If you want one, don't wait! 💃