Christmas Candle Scents

Posted by on Nov 24 2009 | holiday candles

During the holiday season, you likely want to deck the halls and really decorate your home to reflect the spirit of the season. There is no better way to decorate your home than with scented candles. Scented candles are an affordable way to add beautiful light, color, and scent to your home. They tickle all your senses and really make it feel a lot like Christmas. A home seems much more inviting and beautiful at the holiday season when lit brilliantly with candles. When those candles are beautifully scented, the aroma just adds to the magic of the season.

Scented candles come in a variety of holiday fragrances, so that you can choose the sort of statement you would like to make. Holiday candle scents range from the peppermint of candy canes to rich spicy fragrances, filled with cloves and nutmeg and reminiscent of your favorite holiday treats. Nothing puts you in the spirit of the holidays like beautiful scented candles, so look for a favorite candle scent that you can enjoy all season.

Scented candles also happen to make it easy to decorate. Candles are so flexible that you can use them in a variety of ways. You can cluster candles on a mantelpiece, among greenery. You can place scented candles on a windowsill. You can place candles into special holders when you go caroling. Holiday candles also make a wonderful centerpiece at the dinner table. Look around – you’ll find lots of ways to add scent, beauty, color, and light to your home with candles.

Scented candles are also a wonderful way to unwind during the holiday season. When we are rushing about, buying gifts and sending cards, it is important to keep in mind that stress can be a major problem at this time of year. The same scented candles which make your home lovely at this time of year can help you relax and ease stress and worries. Run a bath by candlelight or relax in a darkened room by candlelight, sipping on a festive drink. You can even use scented candles to meditate. Just remember to take care of yourself as well as the season at this time of year.

Keep in mind that candles are deeply symbolic of the holiday season, making them a perfect décor choice at this time of year. Most holidays at this time of year use candles as symbols. The Christian holiday of Christmas is created to celebrate the birth of Jesus, known as the light of the world. Christians celebrate with advent wreaths decorated with candles. The Jewish holiday of Hanukah is known as the Festival of Lights and a major part of the celebration is the lighting of the candles on the Menorah. Individuals who celebrate Kwanzaa also light candles to celebrate the season. Candles are not just a pretty way to celebrate the season – they are deeply symbolic and rooted in the rich history of this time of year.

Remember to buy a few extra candles to have on hand as last-minute gifts. When shopping for the scented candles that will light your home at this time of year, buy a few extra candles. Candles make wonderful stocking-stuffers and last-minute gifts for those surprise gift exchanges.

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