For those that may not know, my mom has been a candle maker and local business owner since 1995. She hand pours candles, paints furniture, and creates unique, handmade home decor items available in her shop, A Whole New Light.
She is a huge inspiration to me and has taught me so much about being an entrepreneur. When I was growing up, after school I would help wick and label candles. On nights that I didn’t have homework, I would get to travel with her throughout the Tri-State region and help with her home candle parties. (She still does them along with private store parties, if you’re interested! Send her a message).
Being able to witness my mom work so hard for her dreams while she encouraged me to follow my own, is something I will always cherish. When you shop local, you are doing so much more than buying locally made items. You are supporting families like us who live and work in your community. And quite possibly, inspiring the next generation of business owners in your town.
This holiday season, I am set up in her shop with my full line of art work and home decor items featuring my original paintings. Stop in to see all her amazing creations and take a whiff of her delicious soy candles. We hope to see you there and appreciate you shopping local this holiday season!
A Whole New Light
328 Harding Highway
Elmer, NJ 08318