World Candle Day!

Candles have been used for more than 5,000 years as a light source! From early civilizations that used wax from available plants and insects to the Romans who dipped papyrus in tallow or beeswax, candles have been around for centuries. Although we don’t use candles as our primary light source, they can still be used for celebration on a birthday cake or to bring nice scents into the home.

In 2020, The Association of European Candle Makers (AECM), Latin American Candle Manufacturers Association, and The European Candle Manufacturers Association (EECMA) announced the first World Candle Day to be celebrated on March 1st as a way to show how you can use candles throughout the year to create a comforting atmosphere– from cozy to festive.

ClearBags offers a variety of packaging options for candles and wax melts. Celebrate World Candle Day by finding the perfect packaging for candles of all shapes and sizes!

Standard Gusset Bags

Gusset Bags are a great way to package candles of all shapes and sizes– from cylindrical to star or round shaped candles. The gusset provides a little extra room for bulkier items.

Standard Gussets start at 2″ x 1 1/2″ x 5″ and go up to 6″ x 4″ x 24″, meaning they’ll hold a variety of sizes– including tapered candles!

Crystal Clear Side Gusset Bags provide a super clear view of beautiful hand-dipped or fun colored candles.

Eco Clear Side Gusset Bags are food safe and certified compostable for a sustainable choice.

GB18 (pictured to the left) is one of our most popular bags. For a finishing look, tie these bags off with a piece of ribbon, pre-tied bow, or fold down the top and secure with a sticker or label

Round Bottom Gusset Bags

Round Bottom Gusset Bags come with a round paper insert in the bottom for extra stability. Available in 4 sizes and 3 finishes (clear, iridescent, and frosted), these gusset bags are unique and ideal for packaging cylindrical candles.

With the ability to see the candles through the bags, you can place homemade pillar or jarred candles (like the one pictured to the right in RPBG4)

Flat Bottom Gusset Bags

Flat Bottom Gusset Bags are another simple, yet beautiful way to package candles of different sizes and shapes. The flat bottom makes it easy for the candles to sit upright on a display table or shelf.

Also available with a paper insert for extra stability.

Bag pictured to the left (FG7)


Tapered Window Boxes look great for wedding or party favors, gifts, markets, and more! These boxes come with a crystal clear window so you can see the beautiful candles while keeping them protected. Available in white or Kraft paper and 3 different sizes.

Box Pictured: FS320

Some of the company’s best sellers are Crystal Clear Boxes. With 100s of sizes available, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for any sized or shaped candle.

Pop & Lock Boxes are quick and easy to use because they automatically form and lock into place, making assembly simpler while securely locking the bottom. (Like the box pictured to the left – PLB68)

Soft Folding Boxes use soft fold technology, meaning you’ll form the shape along the folds.

For Eco-Friendly options, check out our new rPET boxes made from 100% post consumer recycled content (PCR)

Decorative Top Boxes are perfect for dressing up candles for gifts or special occasions. There are various different styles such as flower top, twist top (pictured to the right FS238), and clover top.

Wax Melts

Artisan Candy Box Sets are ideal for homemade wax melts. Available with 3 different shaped inserts (square, round, and heart) and 3 different outer-box options (clear, kraft, and black kraft).

Each tray can withstand temperatures up to 149 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can pour the melted wax right into them for perfectly-shaped melts.

Glassine Envelopes come with a smooth, glossy finish. Each envelope comes open-ended with no adhesive on the flap. A center seam adds durability without sacrificing the presentation. To close, flaps can be folded over and sealed with stickers.

These Glassine Envelopes are a great option for selling wax melts at a farmer’s market or as a unique wedding favor.

Glassing Envelope Pictured: G6

So whether you’re lighting a candle or placing fresh wax melts in your warmer, celebrate World Candle Day this year by showing us how you package candles and wax melts! Follow us and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.