What inspired the name of your business?
I was doing a brainstorming session and I looked up and saw a limited edition print of You + Me album cover from the collaboration between P!nk and Dallas Scott and thought wow that’s perfect! It felt meant to be.
What is the story behind why you started your business?
I have always loved candles. I had a partner that was terminally ill and we eliminated all candles due to toxins, which I was pretty upset about but it needed to happen. I ended up doing a lot of research around the different kinds of wax. I then started tried out making my own and that’s where I started my company.
What is the dream that you wish to fund through your business?
I would like to eventually be able to give larger donations to the ALS Society of Canada.
What are you most proud of about your business?
That everything is researched, tested and handmade by me. I work hard to make a good quality product.
How have you grown as a person as a result of your business?
I think it has made my drive a lot stronger. I absolutely love what I do and I get up every morning excited to get to the studio and work.
What difference does your art make in your life, and your family’s life?
It has made me a much happier person. Its important for me to teach my son to work hard and love what you do. We all grow up watching our parents go to work just to pay the bills. I want my son to grow up knowing that he can love what he does for a living.
I have met so many talented artists over the last 2 years. I have been blessed to now call many of them friends.
If you could say one thing to the person that buys and/or enjoys your art, what would it be?
That everything is made by hand. Every material is sourced from North America. Nothing is from overseas. I take pride in supporting our economy.
Why do you love being a part of Giving Gifts?
It’s a great community full of amazing local artists.
Why we love having You + Me Candles at Giving Gifts:
Patty's candles have a classic design and all smell delicious! There is really a scent for everyone in her line. We also love that Patty sources all her materials from North America, and donates to The ALS Society of Canada through her business. You + Me Candles are very high quality and well aligned with our values at Giving Gifts.
Browse our collection of You + Me Candles here.