When he was just sixteen, my father Mike Kittredge made a candle using his old childhood crayons for his mother's Christmas present. Within a year, the antique Queen Anne stove you see here had become the heart of a tiny but fast-growing business called Yankee Candle. By following his inspiration and always stressing quality, my father made Yankee the candle industry standard which reshaped the modern giftware landscape. He sold Yankee Candle in 1998 and retired from the world of wax and wicks - or so he thought.
In 2008, I made my first candle on this same old stove just for fun. And when my 2009 college course required the I create and promote a product, my choice was natural: candles. As I worked on the project, I felt a great sense of heritage and fulfillment. I discussed expanding the idea into a business with my father and not long afterward, the Kringle Candle Company was born.
Today, our ultra-fragrant Kringle Candle line unites the best of the traditional and the new with exciting candle products designed to mesh with virtually any decor. We've worked hand-on-hand with the industry's finest perfumers to select an array of robust, realistic candle fragrances. The all-white concept not only blends perfectly into all backdrops, it emits the purest, brightest light possible.
Now, my dad and I are working together to create a new kind of candle business, focussing on exceptional product quality and outstanding customer service, plain and simple. We pledge to you that we'll remain wholly American-owned and operated and we'll never stray from our singular mission of making only superior candles that people want to have in their homes.
We're proud of our candles, and I think you will be too.
– Mike Kittredge III