When I think of Christmas, certain images and scents always come to mind. The most vivid? The smell of fresh cut trees as we walk the rows trying to choose the perfect one. I remember the first year we owned a home and bought our first real tree. It was almost magical how that fresh Frasier Fir smell spread through the house the moment we brought it through the door.
This year we’re on the fence about getting a tree. I know. It sounds very un-Christmas like, but we did just that when Dylan was a little over 1 year old. I stayed at home with him at the time and the idea of trying to keep a curious toddler out of the tree day in and day out? It seemed easier and less stressful to just go without for one year. Before you think we somehow ruined his Christmas, he had trees to enjoy at all 3 grandparents’ homes during our holiday visits.
This year, we have another curious 1 year old and I’m once again questioning to get a tree or not. I’m not sure. But what I do know is either way, I can still have that fresh Frasier Fir smell in my home. Even if we choose to not have a tree.
In fact, we’re already enjoying the scent. I typically wait to start decorating our home for Christmas until the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I couldn’t resist starting yesterday with a small display on the table in our foyer. The moment you step in, the Frasier Fir scent greets you. With the candle unlit, it’s not very strong, but definitely noticeable and refreshing.
Dylan helped me assemble our simple nature inspired decor for the foyer table. We used several items we had on hand – a glass dish that was a wedding gift, pine cones from the yard, and decorative glass bubbles.
In the center of it all he placed the Frasier Fir Pine Needle Candle from Thymes. It adds a seasonal element from the pine needle design on the exterior to the fresh scent.
Dylan helped me surround the candle with the pine cones and finally the glass bubbles. I love how the bubbles give a sparkle to the display and resemble ornaments.
I smile every time I look at it. The simplicity and that it was something we could create together.
Thymes has a number of wonderful products including candles, soaps, wax melts, etc in the Gingerbread and Frasier Fir Holiday Fragrance Collections. Perfect for giving your home the scent of the holidays as well as for giving as gifts.
Be sure to get your free sample set when you make a purchase of $25 or more – use code TRADITION5. This is a great way to experience many of the scents Thymes offers and pick your favorites as well as pick some for friends & family.
What holiday scent or scents are must haves for you?