Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

(ARA) – The holiday season is here and if “the spirit” hasn’t entered your home yet, now is the time to do something about it. As any interior decorator will tell you, just adding a few simple accents makes all the difference in the world.

In addition to hanging a wreath on the door and decorating the tree, these days a lot of people are adding special extras to their holiday décor. Snow globes, centerpieces, and candles are now appearing on table tops and mantles across the country, and festive fragrances are filling the air.

“No home is complete without the warm glow of candles at the holidays,” says Susan Stockman of the Yankee Candle Company, a leading designer, manufacturer, retailer and wholesaler of premium scented candles. “They provide a sense of warmth, of coziness, of elegance and of celebration. Above all, they personalize a home and let you express your own style.”

The theme of this year’s holiday season at the Yankee Candle Company is “Coordinate. Celebrate. Decorate.” It’s easy to figure out how to do all three as you wander through any Yankee Candle store. Start with a holiday fragrance to set a festive mood in your home. There are more than a dozen of the Company’s signature Housewarmer candles to choose from. They come in a variety of heady fragrances and rich colors unique to the season: Song of Angels, Balsam Fir, Christmas Berries, Christmas Cookie, Holiday Bayberry, Mistletoe, Festival of Lights and White Christmas to name a few. Most are available as jar candles, pillars, tea lights, votives and wax potpourri to fit any room or decorating scheme. Match them with coordinating accessories to suit your taste, whether a whimsical snowman set, berry garlands and candle rings, or elegant hand-painted ceramic shades, plates, or other charming pieces. It’s decorating made easy.

“This year we’re also offering shimmer and iceberg pillar candles in ruby red, lime green, and purple,” says Stockman. “These candles can be mixed and matched with holders that are shiny metallic, have a crackle finish, or have intricate beaded details to make a sophisticated statement that’s sure to catch the eye. For gifting, try whimsical bags with embroidery, feathers, bells, silks, and spangles in colors that coordinate with the pillars. It makes gift giving fun and easy.”

Fragrant candles also make perfect holiday gifts. Design your own great bountiful basket filled with holiday fragrances, tuck in a fragrant stocking stuffer, a taper gift set, holiday ornaments, or gift cards. “Candles make great gifts, they have no calories or alcohol, just pure pleasure, and pure fragrance,” adds Stockman.

To find the Yankee Candle Company store near you, log onto or call (877) 803-6890.