Monday, October 31, 2011

Top 3 Tips for Candle Safety on Halloween

It’s time for ghouls and ghosties, monsters and mayhem! Halloween is a night for fun in the scariest and most spook-tacular way. As you are getting ready to light up the night for your Halloween night festivities, please keep in mind the following important safety tips:

1. Never leave a burning candle unattended! Extinguish all jack-o-lanterns or other spooky candles before leaving your house or going to bed for the evening.

2. Make sure candle holders don’t tip over! Whether using pumpkins, gourds, or luminary bags, make sure the bottom of the holder is heavy enough to withstand the howling winds and bone-chilling breezes.

3. Keep away from flammable objects! Pretty landscape d├ęcor such as cornstalks and mums can ignite easily so keep a safe distance within your display. Also, illuminate a wide path for trick-or-treaters, remembering that they often wear capes, wigs, and other flowing flammable costumes.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I Need A Little Yankee Candle Christmas!

One of my favorite times to think about the holiday season is just as the weather is starting to change. The days are just a bit shorter, the nights are just a bit cooler, and my mind starts to wander thinking about the days and weeks ahead. Will I have a theme to my decor or will my daughter's hand-made creations be the theme? In addition to our traditional holiday yummies, what new recipes can I try? Of course, on December 24th I'll be burning my personal favorite scent Christmas Eve®, but will I find a new scent to love and add to my family celebration this season?
Before my schedule gets crazy and the hurried pace of life accelerates, I can truly savor the anticipation of this magical time of year and take inspiration from favorite magazines, treasured memories, and this new video from Yankee Candle's fragrance expert Doreen Smith. Hmmm, Cherries on Snow™ sounds like it just might become this year's holiday scent-erpiece!