Our 51% beeswax candles are 1.5 inches in diameter and 9 inches tall..
They burn at a rate of 3.6 to 4.6 hours per inch. That means if you burn them briefly while you pray or sing in celebration on a baptismal date, the candles should last a life time. The candles themselves are great for long time burning, but the purpose is to use them sacramentally as an ongoing reminder of the person's birth into the life of the Trinity.
The candles come with a votive holder and should be in it whenever lit.
They are packaged in a cardboard tube to protect them. You may leave them out all year, but do keep them from over heating, so not in a sunny window nor on a mantle, etc. Store them in a cool dry place. We recommend noting the baptismal date on your calendar and displaying the candle for a special celebration on that date. There is an insert included which recommends suggested prayers for that celebration. Of course, dessert should always be a part of that joy!