Candle holders are heat-proof containers used to hold and display candles safely. They are almost always made of glass, metal or cast iron. Some are plain and purely functional, while others are decorative and used to improve the look of a home. Candle holders are also used as part of religious rituals.
Candle holders come in different shapes and sizes to hold differently sized candles. Some are shaped like tall glasses and are used to fully enclose a tall, wide candle such as a pillar candle. Others are simply plates, which are placed underneath the candle to protect the surface underneath, such as a wooden table. A votive holder is a small jar used to hold votive candles.