Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers & Happy Holidays

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It’s hard to believe that Christmas is next week! I am so ready for some quality time with family and friends but find myself still scrambling for some last-minute stocking stuffers and hostess gifts. Just in case you’re in the same situation, I thought I’d round up some of our holiday scents and where to find them to help inspire you.

And for a current list of where to buy our candles at a shop near you, of course check out the retail list on our site, here.

Our new Triple Wick Winter Candle: Winter is a divine blend of cedar spruce and mint topped off with citrus and vanilla, a best-seller year after year!

New Triple Wick Forest Fir Candle: Crisp aroma of a freshly cut tree. A traditional favorite!

New Triple Wick Holiday Spice Candle: Sweet pomegranate, tart cranberry, and warm notes of clove and cinnamon make this candle a winter favorite, evoking the welcome aroma of a holiday meal.

As always, we combine natural soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks, and pure scents. Linnea’s Lights clean-burning candles are carefully hand-poured in small batches.

- Soy wax, fragrance oil, cotton wick, glass
- Triple wick
- 150 hour burn time
- 18 oz.

Terrain Giveaway from Cup of Jo!

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We are so delighted that two of our favorites have teamed up for a wonderful holiday giveaway, featuring our Forest Fir soy candle! The wonderful Joanna Goddard of “A Cup of Jo” blog (Do you know it? It’s an absolute must-follow!) is hosting a very special giveaway from our friends at Terrain, the beautiful home and garden shop based in Pennsylvania. Lucky for you, Terrain is offering one of Joanna’s lucky readers a $250 gift certificate, plus one of these beautiful Forest Fir candles, which smell like freshly cut fir trees and fly off the shelves over the holidays!

For a chance to win, please head on over to A Cup of Jo for details on the contest! The contest ends today so enter soon & good luck!

Versatility

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Candles are usually associated with celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and many other festive occasions. Most of us don’t realize that candles have many different uses and are actually extremely versatile. Over the years, my mother and I have fallen in love with our candles and enjoy finding new ways to put them to use. We like incorporating our seasonal scents into our holiday decor (Forest Fir is a favorite around Christmas and New Year’s), and our full line is just perfect around the house and studio as decoration, aromatherapy and even come in handy as emergency lighting during power outages! Personally, I love to relax with calming scents like our Lavender candle. In fact, experts recommend relaxing with Lavender, which is thought to help create a sense of deep calm, soothe the nervous system, and stimulate the immune system. What are some ways you like to use candles in your home and which are your favorite scents to unwind with?

Holiday sneak peek

‘Tis the season once again and the Linnea’s Lights studio is neck deep in Holiday packing, shipping and mixing! We thought it would be fun to give you a peek behind the scenes at some of the madness. As you can see, everything is packed lovingly by hand here in Indiana and the candles (including Forest Fir, Fireside and Winter, along with the wonderful gift set complete with all three) are ready to arrive at your door.

As the seasonal stress-levels rise, I always think that there’s nothing better than a candle to help “keep calm and carry on.” So get a jump on the holiday cheer and spread some of our wonderful new collection all throughout the house. And while you’re at it, why not stock up on some of your favorites and gift them to friends? Everyone can use a little more merry to go around, don’t you agree?

The Holiday Gift Set is on sale here now!

Christmas in July

We are so excited to be taking part in The Markoff Group‘s Christmas in July event, going on today and tomorrow at the incredible Vosges SoHo store.

It’s hard to believe it’s already that time again… Christmas in July. The Markoff Group has included us in their very special press preview, July 19th & 20th featuring their very favorite clients along with their Fall & Holiday releases. It’s a perfect chance to start those wish lists and between Vosges chocolates, wine from Pasanella and Son, our candles & Hester van Eeghan handbags and accessories, we can promise there are surprises in store.

For starters, there’s a sneak peek at our brand new masculine scent, Vetiver, which we’re thrilled to launch this Fall, along with our top Holiday limited edition scents like Fireside, Forest Fir and Winter, available in a special gift set or as long burning 9 oz. candles.

Forest Fir

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I fondly look back on my childhood memories of walking through the local Christmas tree farms, picking out our family holiday tree and selecting the fresh greenery for the wreath Lynn always hung at our front door. Nothing was better or more inspiring than smelling the resin of the tree on our hands and then the tradition of enjoying some hot cocoa once we got back home. This brilliant, clean and crisp scent is inspired by the ancient Fir trees of Sweden—the oldest living trees in the world. Long used to perfume homes, the fir tree was also believed to be the home of fairies and was brought into the house to frighten away evil spirits.

Find Forest Fir in store at terrain.