It's Fall. The leaves are changing, Halloween is just a few days away, and there are pumpkins everywhere and in everything. Thanksgiving is still a month away and Christmas shouldn't even be on our radar. Yet, here in the Chandler Candle Co. workshop, the holidays are already here.
It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas...
I know, they're not terribly inspired lyrics, but still, that's what we find ourselves singing to each other as we pour candles this time of year. In preparation for the holiday shopping season, we've kicked our production into high gear and the air is thick with the rich, warm, spicy scents of the season. Even now as I write this, it smells like a Christmas tree lot in here as we pour batch after batch of Frasier Fir, our Christmas Tree scented candle, and hands-down top selling holiday candle.
It doesn't stop there. Yesterday we spent the day pouring Cedar & Spice. It smells a lot like one of those cinnamon scented boughs of cedar you can pick up at any number of stores during the holidays. Customers tell me it smells like "Christmas in a candle." Later this week it'll smell more like a bakery in here when we pour our newest holiday scent, Nutmeg & Clove. It's warm winter spices are our nod to the many delicious seasonal treats that always have us saving room for dessert.
So, while everyone else is still putting the finishing touches on their Halloween costumes, we're already walking in our own winter wonderland. It may be too soon for you to even think about the holidays, but they are coming, steadily marching towards us to the beat of a little drummer boy's drum. Soon enough, when you've swapped the trick-or-treat bag for a red Starbucks cup and you find yourself craving the scents of the season, remember we have just what you need to get into the holiday spirit.