- November 26, 2007 at 7:53 pm #254670
A great way to add the scents of the season is to get some of the
pinecones that are scented with cinnamon (or make your own) and place
them in a basket near the entrance so it is the first thing people
Another cheapo way to make things smell yummy if you do not have time
to bake, heat up some store bought rolls or cinnamon buns in the oven
when you know you are expecting company, add some butter and icecream
to the cinnamon rolls and YUM…
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Heather Herber
> Some quick tips I wrote up last year on how to get into the
Christmas spirit- for those who want to, anyway. 😉 enjoy!
> Christmas Spirit
> Christmas is coming. Let’s face it, we can’t stop it, and we
can’t slow it down. It’s being pulled at top speed towards us with a
steam engine run by elves.
> Every store you shop at has aisles of Christmas decorations,
candies, and gifts. Towns and shopping centers are already putting up
the Christmas lights.
> Give it another week, and individual houses will be doing the
same. Yesterday, I saw a car with two Christmas tree’s strapped to
the roof. Yes, Christmas is coming, quickly.
> But what if you just are not “in the mood” yet? Well, here are
some idea’s on how to set the mood in your house. These can be used
all season long, during parties, while putting out the decorations,
and much more.
> First, put on some Christmas music. If you don’t have any (and
really, most people don’t), then find some- online, at the grocery
store, at Good Will, heck, I bought a Christmas CD yesterday for $.49
at the gas station! Ask friends for copies of any CD’s they might
have, and burn a copy for yourself.
> Once the music is playing, light some candles- pine scent,
peppermint, or apples & cinnamon are all great winter scents. Spread
them through out the house to spread the scent further. The Dollar
Tree has fantastic scents for $1 per jar, or votive candles at 4/$1.
> Next, bake something. It can be a loaf of bread, muffins,
cookies, or heck, even cinnamon rolls. The scent of baked goods will
fill the house, and it will just feel good. Not to mention getting to
eat the goodies. 😉
> Add to the whole set up a mug of hot cocoa, and if you like
peppermint, stir it with a candy cane.
> Now, you’ll really be in the mood for Christmas.
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