Home for the Holidays: The Warm Scents of the Season

There are so many smells that remind me of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year. They include baked goods, a warm fire, pumpkins, apples, and evergreen trees. While I can't guarantee that any of these scents will be a naturally-occurring phenomenon in my home, I can help the experience alone by lighting candles!

The American Home collection by Yankee Candle is exclusive to Walmart and has all the amazing richness and warmth you'd want from a line of candles. I am especially fond of those fall scents, since the autumn is my favorite time of year!

I know that I can clean and organize my house for the holidays, but without the right scent, all of my hard work may  not translate to "holiday". I like to light one or two complimentary fall candle scents right before guests arrive, or anytime I want to create a welcoming atmosphere in my home.  My favorites? Definitely the Fresh Apple, Shades of Fall, or Ginger Pumpkin Spice!

The candles aren't just beautiful and fragrant, they are affordable, too. Did you know that the 12 oz. 2-wick tumblers cost just $10.93. and the 19 oz. glass jars are just $14.93?

There are all kinds of fun ways to incorporate candles safely into the decor this year. I like to put mine high up on a glass plate with some treated pine cones, or a few cinnamon sticks.  They work great in the bathroom, too!

Not a fan of burning candles? I completely understand. If you don't trust your kids around them, you may find that the  fragrance beads products are more your speed. They give off just as much fragrance, but without having to remember to blow them out at night or when you leave the house. Put one in a guest bedroom so that it's company-ready all season long without any extra effort!

What fall scent do you cherish most? If you love it, there is probably a candle waiting for you!

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