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Northern Lights Celebrates their 40th Anniversary in 2018
Wellsville, NY │January 2018
Northern Lights is excited to announce that this year will mark the company’s 40th anniversary as a premier candlemaker and manufacturer.
In 1976, Andy & Tina Glanzman moved to Western NY to care for an aging friend. Bill lived a simple life in the hills of Wellsville, NY without electricity. It was there that they learned the love and art of candlemaking as they created candles each day to burn through the night. As they cared for Bill in his final years, Andy & Tina were inspired by his passion for life and simple pleasures. Bill loved to play the harmonica, his many animals and children. He understood that the path to true happiness does not lie in material wealth but in finding joy in everyday moments.
In 1978, the founders took Bill’s legacy for bringing joy and warmth into the world and started Northern Lights. The early years of the company began with candle sales at music festivals from the back of a VW bus, eventually growing to the 150+ employee company that is now located in Wellsville, NY. The company has seen several transformations over the years, evolving from handcrafted wax figures and novelty candles to designer artisan candles and accessories.
Now, the company is a local treasure, creating high quality candles and home décor fragrance accessories with an eye for simplistic style and a passion for trendy and unique design.
about northern lights
Northern Lights vessels come from responsible sources and are designed to be repurposed. Each candle is hand poured with fine fragrance and essential oils. The proprietary wax blends contain soy and other natural based waxes. Their candles are made with natural cotton wicks. This combination of quality components gives Northern Lights artisan made candles their clean burning qualities, superior fragrance throw and contributes to their long-lasting value. By sourcing materials both domestically and internationally, Northern Lights is able to support local artists and their communities around the world.
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