** I have received free products to help facilitate my review of the Celebrate Fall Candle, but all of my thoughts an opinions are genuine.
In my mind it begins much like an animated cartoon. One tiny leaf, a bit yellow, perhaps speckled with orange blotches, wriggles its way off a towering, still otherwise green tree. The wind lofts it higher, pirouetting from gust to gust, leading an impishly joyful dance until finally it settles in a graceful flutter to the ground. Even then, the dance might begin again at any moment, as the currents of air reanimate this delicate leaf and send it scurrying off once more.
And that, my dears, is how Fall begins. It creeps in quietly around the edges- the smell of woodsmoke on a chilly morning, swollen pumpkins being gathered from withered vines, sunlight slanting lower through the trees, wildlife becoming more industrious and purposeful as they begin either gathering supplies or leaving for the coming winter.
Autumn is MY season. It always has been. My brother feels the same way. When we were younger, he’d nudge me with his elbow and say “I smelled Fall today. It’s coming.” And we’d both sigh with happiness. For us it’s always been a season of spooky magic, a time set apart from all others, when anything might happen. A time for carnivals and masquerades and Ray Bradbury stories. Abundance and monster movies and cloud soft blankets snuggled into on cold nights.
You might be able to see why I was beyond thrilled to receive a gorgeous gift basket of deliciously scented fall products from Crafters & Co and Hallmark. It was wrapped up so prettily, I didn’t want to take it out of the basket! But of course, the curious kitten always wins.
Included in my basket was the Crafters & Co. Weathered Bronze Flair Wax Warmer which is just beautifully designed. It reminds me of a classic beehive and the color is deep and rich, perfect for a fall decorating palette. The warmer is made of substantial ceramic and plugs in to gently warm the wax with a low wattage bulb.
I also received a variety of autumn-scented Wax Melts. Each package includes six melts and the scents are enticingly evocative of fall holidays and treats. Celebrate Fall is a buttery pastry topped with ripe, freshly sliced apples, sweet brown sugar, cinnamon and rich caramel. Pumpkin Spice, a mixture of pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel creates a seasonal delight. Harvest Wreath is a cornucopia of fall spices mixed with vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon. Hallmark has a whole array of Wax Warmers and Wax Melts to suit your needs.
The Crafters & Co. 16 oz. “Celebrate Fall” Jar Candle has the same delectable fresh baked pie drizzled with caramel scent as the Wax Melt of the same fragrance. The jar is topped with a lovely metal leaf charm that will last long after the candle is gone.
Crafters & Co. BOGO offer!
Hallmark is offering an amazing buy one, get one offer on Crafters & Co. jar Candles and wax melts from October 14 – October 23 at participating Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide. Hurry in to get yours today!
In the meantime, you should enter my fun giveaway below. Hallmark has generously offered a 16 oz. “Celebrate Fall” jar candle (a $19.95 value) to one reader of The Outspoken Yam!
Simply use the Rafflecopter form to enter. This giveaway is open to the US only. The sponsor is responsible for shipping of prizes. You will have 48 hours after receiving my email to claim your prize or I will have to choose another winner. So please use an email you check often! Good luck and have a wonderful Fall!