God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Anyone Want A Slightly Used Candle?

Since Mr. Sensitivity began to go into fits of dramatics a few months ago whenever he even sees me with a bag of tarts in my hand (the scented wax kind, not the ones the Queen of Hearts made), I no longer use them & have moved on to candles instead.  I love candles burning but the scents, no matter which type of candle I buy, are barely detectable.  The best "big business" candles I have found are by Swan Creek Candle Company.  You can actually notice the scents & I have been happy with those I've tried thus far.

About 2 weeks ago I decided to order some Christmas scents directly from Swan Creek. Unfortunately they did not have a description of the scents on their website so I just ordered 5 candles based solely on their Christmas-themed names.

I love spicy scents & some (not all) baking scents.  At this point I've tried burning 3 of these candles & it turns out they are sweet scents.  I did not burn them for very long ... maybe 15-20 minutes.  The wicks are burned but trimmed neatly & the candles themselves are clean.  I can't return them to the company based on my not liking the scents so I am offering them to anyone who might want them.

There are 3 candles & I will give one to 3 different followers.  The scents are Mistletoe Kiss, Gingerbread, & Christmas Cheer .  If you would like to have one, just comment on this post & let me know which scent you would like.  If more than one person chooses a scent, I will do the hat thing   : )   You will need to leave a comment no later than 12:01 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Saturday morning, October 27.

I am sorry to say that this offer is only available to my followers in the US.  The candles would be too heavy to mail overseas.  Also, this offer is only for current followers of my blog so please do not post about it on your own blog.

Best of luck to you all!


Vickie said...

ooOoo! Shirlee, have you tried Yankee Candles? They have great scents that are not faint. I love Pumpkin Spice. I have burned that every fall for at least a dozen years. I assume Gingerbread smells like.... gingerbread! I would like to be entered for that please. Thank you very much.♥

Pamela said...

Wow! Love candles and love any scents! Please enter me for a chance. I would be happy with any scent. thank you for the chance.
Pam, New York

Angela said...

Shirlee, I love Swans creek candles, with gingerbread being my favorite scent. Please enter me and any scent will be fine. I have started purchasing Crossroads Candles with Maple Syrup being my favorite thus far. I must warn you they are very strong scented. Mine smells great in all rooms downstairs. Have a great day

geeky Heather said...

I would love any of them, probably! =) Thank you for the giveaway!

Terri said...

I agree with Vickie, Yankee Candles are some of the very best! I would be happy with any one of these candles.

Another good candle company, if I remember correctly, is Gold Canyon.

tangerinedream73 said...

Hi Shirlee, I am a longtime reader of your blog but do not know how to become a follower. I would love to be entered in this contest . All of the candles are lovely, but I think Christmas Cheer sounds nice. Thanks!

Amy Varnell-Miller

vwestermeyer said...

They all sound so holiday scrumptiously wonderful! I'd be happy to find any of them in my mailbox!!

Krista said...

Shirlee, these candles all sound so yummy, how sweet you are to giveaway. I would be happy to be entered for any of them, but if I need to choose, then Christmas Cheer.
One of my favorite brand of candle that gives off a terrific scent are Slatkin candles which I think can be found at Bath and Body Works stores and some major dept. stores. They are really awesome! Have a wonderful day!

DJH said...

I would love to be entered to win a candle. I burn them daily in my home. I would like the Mistletoe Kiss one, thank you so much for the chance to win.
I use Yankee Candle for many scents and love most of the Christmas/Winter scents.

marly said...

Yankee does have great long lasting candles, but some do not scent the room. Sage & Citrus is the strongest for me. Bath & Body Works is my favorite. Not as long lasting but the strongest I've ever used. Salty Caramel and Hot Buttered Rum are luscious. I signed up for emails and they let me know when they are 2/$20 and then I search online coupons to get another 20% off and free shipping. PLUS, you can return if you don't like or exchange at a local store. Thank you but I don't care for sweet either. Unless it's edible.

Hazel said...

Oh what a shame I am in the UK. I would have loved to enter. Good luck to all the winners. x

stitchinpeanut said...

OH ... I love candles... please add my name to this... I would be happy with any... I just love to have the candles going.... mistletoe is first choice... christmas is second... and gingerbread is third.
Thank you for having this give away...

Marie said...

First let me say I love your new header.
I thought that I would reading and laughing, as I often do when stopping by your blog. Instead I am posting to say...Please do add me to your candle drawing...I am such a huge fan of candles, usually Yankee or Colonial Home. I have never heard of Swan Creek but I do love candles that give off an obvious scent.

Which scent? I would be happy with any of them but Gingerbread sounds appealing. Thanks!