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Crafting Memories: The Art and Heart Behind Finley’s Custom Candles

In the quaint town of Galloway, New Jersey, a beacon of warmth, creativity, and memories shines through Finley Candles. Founded by the visionary duo, Maria and Kevin Orsino, this candle-making venture transcends the ordinary, turning wax and scent into stories and experiences. Each candle, meticulously handcrafted, is not merely an object of light and fragrance but a vessel of memories, a curator of moments, and a bridge between hearts. This is the story of Finley Candles, where every flicker of flame whispers tales of love, joy, and the timeless art of creating memories.


A smiling person standing in front of Finley Candles store, under a 'NOW OPEN' banner, with heart-shaped balloons and an informational signboard about soy wax candles.
Open for Warmth

The Genesis of Finley Candles

The journey of Finley Candles began on a crisp autumn evening, under a canopy of stars that seemed to ignite the spark of inspiration in Maria and Kevin. The idea was simple yet profound: to create candles that do more than illuminate; they would resonate with the stories and dreams of those who light them. Armed with a vision and driven by passion, the duo embarked on a journey that was as much about discovering the essence of candle-making as it was about uncovering the core of their aspirations.


The Spark of Inspiration

For Maria and Kevin, the inspiration came from a deeply personal place. They reminisced about a candlelit dinner on their first anniversary, where the glow of the candle on their table seemed to encapsulate the warmth and love they shared. This memory became the cornerstone of Finley Candles - a desire to encapsulate such precious moments in every candle they crafted.


The Journey Begins

Their early days were filled with trials and triumphs. The kitchen became their laboratory, where countless hours were spent experimenting with waxes, wicks, and fragrances. They were on a quest to find the perfect harmony of scent, light, and sustainability. The breakthrough came when they developed their signature blend - a soy wax candle infused with lavender and vanilla, evoking the comfort and warmth of home.


Crafting the Storefront Dream

The dream of opening a storefront was fueled by the desire to share their creations with the world. Maria and Kevin envisioned a space where customers could not only purchase candles but also experience the art of candle-making firsthand. They wanted the store to be more than a shop; it would be a sanctuary for those seeking solace, celebration, and connection.



Finding the Perfect Location

The search for the perfect location led them to 162 S New York Rd, Galloway, NJ. It was love at first sight - a cozy space that whispered stories of its own, nestled in a community known for its warmth and camaraderie. Transforming the space into Finley Candles was a labor of love, with every paint stroke and shelf placement carefully considered to create an inviting atmosphere.


The Grand Opening

The grand opening of Finley Candles was a day etched in the hearts of Maria, Kevin, and the Galloway community. Friends, family, and curious locals filled the store, basking in the glow of candles that flickered in every corner. The air was heavy with anticipation and the sweet scents of jasmine, cedarwood, and sea salt. It was a testament to the journey of two dreamers who turned their passion into a palpable reality.


As customers explored the various scents and stories encapsulated in each candle, Maria and Kevin realized that Finley Candles had become more than a business. It was a meeting place for stories, a haven for memories, and a testament to the beauty of pursuing one's dreams.

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