A votive is a candle that is a couple of inches tall and burns about 12 hours. And we all know that you have to put one of these babies in a holder, or you will have a mess.
Those little tea lights are much easier to deal with. They are smaller, and they only burn for 6 hours. But there is much less to clean up. They are self contained.
Candle Safety Tips
Because candles involve fire always remember that you need to place them on a safe container. Have any of you had the experience of putting a candle on a counter top, and the candle burns too hot? Yep, you end up with a slight burn ring if you do this. It's not pretty.