The Latest: Our Newsletter, February 2015

Madeline Island Candles
Welcome to the Madeline Island Candles Monthly Newsletter! We'll share stories and news from the candle shop and the island, as well as candle information, tips, and promotions.

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How do you use your Madeline Island Candles? Share your candle photos in our Customer Gallery! This month's pics:

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From the Blog:

Watch Discover Wisconsin's "Apostle Islands"

We are so pleased that Madeline Island is featured on Discover Wisconsin's "Apostle Islands" episode, which recently aired on February 14. Click here watch the program online.


Alongside this episode, Discover Wisconsin is running a contest: "Passport to Adventure". You can win a package from Madeline Island - prize packages range from Ferry Line round trip guest passes to a Two Nights Stay on the island to gift certificates. 
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We are proud to have Madeline Island Candles featured in each prize package! Sign up today for your chance to win.

Soy Wax 101

Why do we prefer to use Soy Wax at Madeline Island Candles?  All-natural, all-positive reasons!

Soy Wax 101


Soy Wax Benefits:

Domestic Resource - Grown in the good old US of A.

Go Green - Soy wax is completely renewable, and sustainable.

Go Clean - Biodegradable and cleans up easily with soap and water.

Breathe Easy - Soy wax burns cleanly with less soot and smoke.

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Spring is in the Air

Inside the Madeline Island Candles Shop

Yes, it's cold outside (a chilly -17 degrees this morning!) but in the candle shop we are preparing for Spring. Amy is hard at work in the pillar studio; Gloria is focusing on container candles, tealights and travel tins; I'm working on new product ideas and presentation improvements for the shop; and Glenn is - well, Glenn is making sure that we are all on task!
We know that soon, the daffodils will be up in the outside garden, new migratory birds will be at the bird feeder and friends from near and far - friends that we know and friends that we will meet for the first time - will be walking up the ramp, onto the deck, and through our door.
All of us are looking forward to seeing you in the shop - but until then, best wishes from this extraordinary island that we call home - Madeline.
- Michael Fray Childers

Island Winter

Staying Warm and Keeping Busy

It's been a busy - and very active! - winter so far on Madeline Island, and everyone is finding ways to cross the snow and ice.

The ice road is still open, with island residents slowly driving their cars back and forth across the great ice expanse between the Island and Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Another very playful means of transportation: the annual Sled Dog Races! Jonas P. Heinzerling created this wonderful video of the event:

Last weekend, Wisconsin Public Television's program "Wisconsin From The Air" sent a helicopter film crew to follow a group of bicyclists crossing the ice road to Madeline Island. Other locals joined on foot, snowshoes, and skis.

However you are getting around this winter, stay safe & warm!

Ice Road Savings

Save on February's Candle of the Month

Our Winter Snap "Ice Road" Soy Candles are named for the Ice Road we traverse in the cold winter months. Winter snap candles are infused with peppermint, patchouli, cedarwood, and eucalyptus for a bracing, vibrant scent.


Enter Promo Code "iceroad" at Checkout for 25% Savings on any Winter Snap Soy Candle. Shop these and other candle types:


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Contest Winner

February Beeswax Color Contest

Congratulations to Judy Hable, the winner of our February Beeswax Color Contest! We asked our friends and customers to help us choose the next colors for our Beeswax Taper candles - watch for new colors of Beeswax Tapers, coming soon!


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