Founded in 1969, Massachusetts based Yankee CandleÂ® began because a young man lacked money to buy his mother a Christmas gift and instead used melted crayons to make her a scented candle; a neighbor saw it and convinced him to sell it to her. With that small stake, he bought enough wax to make two candles - one for his mother and another to sell and a business was born. Today it is the most recognized name in candles and the country's best-selling candle brand. Most candles are still made by master chandlers (candle makers) in the advanced manufacturing faculties in Massachusetts; with over 150 fragrances, the extensive product line offers the world's largest and most compelling selection of candle and home fragrance scents. Products include scented candles, candle accessories, votive candle holders, candle trays, odor eliminating candles, decorative candle jar holders, electric wax melts warmers, wax melts, wax cups, potpourri, reed diffusers, car scents and more.