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There are certain scents that just bring back memories; for me, Christmas = the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree. Growing up, I had a real tree each year and remember the feel of the needles, watering the tree, and the delicious scent from our tree.
My husband had a “no-tree” rule before we had kids but once Q was born, we hauled her baby butt to the tree farm on a nice 60 degree day and chopped our very first Christmas tree down and haven’t looked back. Now, one of our favorite family Christmas traditions is taking the kids to a local Christmas tree farm to cut down our own tree. The whole thing is a process – drive to the farm, take a tractor ride to the field, choose the tree, cut it down, haul it back, drink hot cocoa around a fire. Definitely an adventure and one we love repeating year after year with our babes.
Here’s a peek back at our past Christmas tree cutting photos – some years I bring the “real” camera, some years it’s my trusty iPhone ;).
Besides the whole process of cutting down a fresh tree, my favorite part of having a fresh Christmas tree in the house is the scent it gives. But our Christmas tree is in the front room, which isn’t where we usually spend time – by design with little kids and a puppy on the loose. So I wanted that fresh, yummy Christmas smell in the den, where we spend 97% of our time. Enter: Thymes Frasier Fir collections.
I wish this screen was scratch & sniff because these candles are the real deal – they smell *just like* a real Christmas tree. Even better, when you buy a Frasier Fir product, Thymes plants a tree – their Buy One, Plant One makes it so easy to give a great gift that keeps on giving – perfect for the environmentally conscious girl on your list. Even cooler, every product comes with an insert with the exact coordinates of where the tree will be planted. Learn more about Buy One, Plant One. Plus, exclusively through this link, get a set of 12 fragranced body lotion samples (perfect for stocking stuffers!) free with your purchase of $25 or more.
I put together a cute little centerpiece using a couple fresh elements plus the Thymes Frasier Fir Limited Edition Trio – take a peek at the video here:
How to Make this Centerpiece
- Find a pretty container; I used a rustic wooden base for my centerpiece.
- Layer on some pine needles; I used extra from our tree.
- Add the Thymes Frasier Fir candles.
- Pour fresh cranberries over the pine needles between the candles.
Doesn’t get much easier than that! Give the gift of trees – shop Frasier Fir Buy One. Plant One. Here’s how I spread the fresh Christmas smell throughout my house: