Has anyone else been watching Hallmark Christmas Movies since July? No? Just Me? OK, maybe a better question is, how many of you WANT to be watching Hallmark Christmas Movies year round? That’s right, all of you!
I’ve never been on set for a Hallmark Christmas Movie myself, but I don’t have to be there to know exactly what it would feel like. Here’s the recipe for a good (and somewhat cheesy) holiday movie:
- 1 part a relaxing, but exciting, “holiday spirit” atmosphere
- 1 part snowy mountains
- Dozens of candy canes
- A real evergreen tree decorated to the max
- 1 part falling in love by the fireplace
- 1 part baked goods
- 1 part light family drama that works out in the end
Just mix it all together and add some hopeful and uplifting music—with some sleigh bells, of course!
While I will, sadly, never star in a Hallmark movie, I love that I can create the feeling of being there with holiday fragrance combos from The Gift of Scent!
I want my guests to get in the Christmas mood right when they enter my home, so I have a Snowy, Christmas Mountains scent by the front door: Put 1 Mountain Air and 1 Evergreen No-Melt Fragrance Tart™ in a Plugables® Fragrance Vase Wax Warmer for a snowy mountain tree field scent.
Can’t forget the trip to Santa’s Village on the square of whatever small town the movie is set in! My bathrooms smell like Santa’s village: Diffuse Candy Cane fragrance oil in the Glitter Domes™ Santa Home Fragrancer and hang Iced Cinnamon scented Ribbon Holiday Ornaments on the mirror.
Since I have the opposite of a green thumb—and pets who like to nibble on branches of real trees—I have an artificial Christmas Tree; so to get that Christmas tree fragrance I love: Diffuse Pine Grove fragrance oil in the Glitter Domes™ Christmas Tree Home Fragrancer next to the artificial tree and Festive Pine scented Holiday Ornaments on the tree.
Across the room—to extend the aroma—put two Evergreen No-Melt Fragrance Tarts® in the ScenTrio® Wax Warmer.
And if you love the scent of a fireplace crackling, but don’t have a fireplace, put the Fireplace video from YouTube or Netflix on and set out the Campfire Nights™ Truck Puck®. It’s not just for your truck!
I like to bake some during the holidays, but I’m definitely not the baker my grandma is, so to get all the awesome fragrances I love in the kitchen, without the mess and effort, I use my Wax warmers and Plugables® Home Fragrancers: Plug in the Glitter Domes™ Snowy Scene Home Fragrancer with Spiced Vanilla fragrance oil and add 1 Brown Sugar Biscotti and 1 Apple Orchard No-Melt Fragrance Tart® to the Gold Plugables® Fragrance Vase Wax Warmer.
And finally, since the holidays can be stressful (with the inevitable light family drama), I try to create a calming atmosphere in all the bedrooms: Diffuse Lavender Fields fragrance oil in any of the home Plugables fragrancers.
I may or may not consistently walk around my house reenacting various scenes from my favorite Hallmark Christmas movies… ;)
Kate for TheGiftofScent.Com.