Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Yankee Candle Outlet Stores Open For Midnight Madness!

After the post-feast nap, the football games, the kitchen clean-up, and the family's departure, what will you do Thanksgiving night? If you are like many bargain hunters you might be up for a little bit of shopping madness ... Midnight Madness to be exact! An increasing number of shoppers decide to brave the wee hours and head to Outlet Centers as the calendar turns from Thanksgiving eve to Black Friday morning. Those who do reap the rewards of deeper deals and the best selection. For this year's Midnight Madness, all Yankee Candle Outlet stores will be offering INCREDIBLE deals on all large jar candles: 6 for $60, 4 for $44, or 2 for $25 (regular outlet price is $15 each)! Of course, Midnight Madness is certainly not for the faint of heart. To make the most of the midnight run you'll need to arm yourself with a list of must-have gifts, a back-up list of substitute scents, a good friend to help you navigate through the mayhem and sufficient caffeine to keep your motor going. When you get there you will find the kind of merry chaos that can only happen when people feel the thrill of the deal! It's a sure bet that if you experience Midnight Madness in a Yankee Candle Outlet store once, you'll make it an annual tradition. It's as American as Black Friday shopping itself!

Please note that some centers will open earlier than midnight so to be the first in line, call your local store for their hours. Follow these links to find the closest Yankee Candle Outlet store to you:
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Have A Holiday Mixer with Yankee® Candles!

Everyone knows that the holiday season brings with it sights, sounds, and scents! My hometown is already being dressed up with evergreen garland wrapped around each light pole and I'm thinking about which fragrance will be my signature scent of the season. In addition to my traditional favorites like Christmas Eve® and Mistletoe®, I like to mix my own recipe on occasion. I may take a little fruit, add some spice, and perhaps a touch of sweetness and voila! My home smells like my mother's did on Christmas morning! On a different day, I might combine my favorite pine (like Balsam & Cedar) with a fruit such as Macintosh and I'm reminded of strolling through Sturbridge Village or Colonial Williamsburg. These unique blends become my own custom holiday fragrances. Yankee Candle calls it Fragrance Mixology, but I call it my little secret - the finishing touch that makes an ordinary event truly extraordinary!

Think about your own favorite holiday traditions: a big holiday meal, a day to bake your favorite treats, a hike in the woods to collect pinecones and boughs? Experiment with two or three different Yankee Candle scents to produce an aroma that reminds you of this special time. If you use Tarts® wax potpourri, you can break them into pieces and add a little of each into the bowl of the warmer until you get the aroma that you like. (Be careful not to add too many pieces, you don’t want melted wax to drip out of the warmer!) If you use Samplers® votive candles, you can either use several holders throughout your entertaining space or you can buy a unique clover shaped holder for just $7.99 at www.yankeecandle.com that will allow you to burn 3 votives together. Once you're a master mixologist, you could even try blending scents with non-candle forms such as warming oils, or even using a candle in one fragrance and a reed in another. The scents will mix as they waft through the air.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

You can see that the possibilities are endless – truly limited only by your own imagination. Have fun and let me know what custom scent you create for the holiday season!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Trip Down Memory Lane with Yankee Candle

While some may complain that store holiday d├ęcor goes up earlier each year, I must admit that I get excited when I see that first Christmas ad on TV. It automatically takes me back to my childhood when many of those commercials quickly became items on my Santa wish list. Would that be the year I found The Sunshine Family or Baby Tender Love under the tree? Or would I finally get the Easy Bake Oven all of my friends already had? Even when they weren’t toy commercials, holiday ads would catch my attention because of their whimsy and magic. Who would forget the Norelco snowman or Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales? Enter my new favorite holiday accessory from Yankee Candle: The Night Before Christmas TV Hanging Tarts® Warmer. With two enchanting little mice sitting captivated by the holiday show on television, there is something so special about this piece. It’s more than a candle accessory – it’s a glowing memory of yesteryear that’s sure to inspire new traditions!