Popular Candle Types
Candles come in virtually every shape and size imaginable. The following terms are used to describe common candle styles.
 
TAPER: A slender candle - typically 6 to 18 inches high and sometimes called a dinner candle - designed to be held securely upright by a candle holder.
 
PILLAR: A free-standing candle, usually having a diameter of 2 inches or more, and one or more wicks. Despite the name, pillars or column candles can be round, square, hexagonal, etc. Although they stand on their own, they must be burned on a heat-resistant candle holder.
 
 

 

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