Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Light A Yankee Candle For Good Luck In 2011

Burning a Bayberry candle
From tip to socket
Puts luck in the home and
Gold in the pocket.
This year for my office gifts, I passed out more than just a trinket. I really gave my friends and coworkers my wishes for good luck in the coming year. You see, tradition holds that if you are given a Bayberry candle as a gift from a friend, and you burn that candle on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve you'll receive good luck, good health, and much wealth in the coming year.

Each year the chandlers in the candlemaking museum of our South Deerfield MA flagship store dip thousands of bayberry candles by hand, just the way it used to be done in colonial America. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility just down the road apiece uses our decades of candlemaking expertise to craft not only Bayberry tapers but also our best-selling Holiday Bayberry™ scented candle line. Those candles are our beacons of light, welcoming the new year with hope, anticipation, and glowing wishes for all!

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Top 10 Last Minute Gifts for Fragrance Fanatics

Are you looking for quick and easy ways to finish your holiday shopping? Here is my list of the Top 10 Last Minute "Guaranteed To Be Loved" gifts for fragrance fanatics:

1. A Festive Yankee Candle® jar candle - Whether you are looking for something that smells like a freshly cut Christmas Tree, the magic of the North Pole™, or like you've been baking Christmas Cookies™ all day, Yankee Candle has that "smells just like the holidays" scent!
2. New 2011 Yankee Candle® jar candle - Searching for something someone can use long after the decorations are put away? Pick up one of the new 2011 scents like Fluffy Towels™, Bahama Breeze or Orange Dreamsicle!
3. Yankee Candle® gift set - No time to wrap? Yankee Candle has gift sets in every price point!
4. Candle accessories - For the best-dressed candles in town, choose candle accessories in glass, ceramic, or metal!
5. Fragranced reed diffusers - Know someone who can't light a candle? Yankee Candle fragranced reed diffusers are the perfect flame-free solution!
6. Tarts® wax potpourri - Want something truly unique? Select Tarts® in several different scents so that the recipient can create their own custom mix!
7. Bayberry Tapers - New Year's Eve tradition says that "Burning a bayberry candle from tip to socket puts luck in the home and gold in the pocket"!
8. Candle tools - For the true candle connoisseur, put together a package of useful tools like wick snips, candle snuffers, and a butane candle lighter.
9. Samplers® votive candles - No fragrance lover's stocking is completely filled until there is a votive candle in the toe!
10. Scented Gift Card - When all else fails, let them choose their own gift with a scented Yankee Candle gift card in any denomination!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Yankee Candle's Wishes for a Scent-sational Season!

‘Twas two weeks before Christmas
When throughout my abode,
I was hustling and bustling
In full gift-giving mode.

With my list at the ready
I planned my attack
To bring fragrance to all,
A scent in each sack.

My eyes how they twinkled
As my nose took a whiff;
My senses went on holiday
With each yummy sniff.
For the teacher, I chose
A Gingerbread candle;

For my husband, of course
A Mistletoe man-dle.

For each of my sisters
I thought out of the box
Stuffing Car Jars® and wick snips
Into their socks.

My best friend loves Tarts®;
Her fave: Sparkling Snow™
I gave her a dozen
Tied up with a bow.

The last gift I wrapped,
Make no mistake
Was "From Me To Me":
My Christmas Cupcake!

So from my blog to your home,
I hope my wishes are clear

For a scent-sational holiday
And a fragrant New Year!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Yankee Candle Scents of Christmases Past

For me, each holiday season is an opportunity for reflection and remembering. It's a time to bring out the special china and remember all the joyous family gatherings around the table. It's a time to unwrap the ornament I made in kindergarten and hang it next to the one made by my daughter when she was the same age. And, it's a time to fill my home with the aromas that I remember from my favorite Christmases from years gone by. North Pole™ makes me think of all the yummy goodies my mother would make in the days preceding Christmas. Butterball and Spritz cookies from her Swedish cookbook, fudge and candy to package up as gifts. North Pole™ has that same rich vanilla and cool mint scent as sometimes wafted from Mom's kitchen. When I light Balsam & Cedar I think of the time of my childhood when my family lived in Maine, the Pine Tree State. Walking through the woods behind our family home the gorgeous scent of balsam would surround us with each step my sisters and I would take. And Red Apple Wreath makes me think about my first "grown up" party, a tree-trimming event I threw for my sister when she moved into her first apartment. I channeled Martha Stewart by carving out apples to use as votive candle holders. Who knew that years later I would work for America's Best Loved candle company?!

Your favorite Yankee Candle fragrances are found in Yankee Candle Company retail stores and gift shops nationwide.