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5 Reasons Why Christmas Candles Put You in a Good Mood

This Christmas season enjoy the beauty and aroma of holiday candles. Enjoy the numerous benefits that candles provide. Scented candles are one of the most popular Christmas gift ideas for mum this season. More than a practical way to provide light, candles bring relaxation and romance to a room, adding to your mum’s home décor. What are some of the ways that Christmas candles benefit your overall mood and health?

Beautiful Memories

Christmas candles in familiar scents like candy cane, gingerbread, and sugar cookies brings back fond holiday memories. Besides being pleasing to our olfactory glands, these comforting scents trigger pleasant neurological messaging, releasing feelings of happiness and joy. Find candles for less with popular online retailers during the holiday season. Some other popular scents for mum include evergreen, vanilla, and even chocolate.

Pleasant Ambiance

Does your mum seemed stressed, working hard to manage family and her job? Does she need a calming, relaxing atmosphere to come home to? Christmas candles provide a beautiful ambiance that creates a cozy home. The soft light gives her eyes a moment to rest from the harshness of the fluorescent lights or computer glare. Besides decorative holiday candles, invest in aromatherapy to foster relaxation.

Good Health

Our mums often burn the candle at both ends, working so hard to do their best that they forget the power of self-care and relaxation. Lighting candles produces a sense of calmness, reducing anxiety. Candles are often helpful for meditation and visualization exercises that minimize stress. Spend time with your mum doing yoga or tai chi in candlelight each day during the busy Christmas season and reap incredible health benefits.

Home Décor

Nothing says it’s Christmas like a home brimming with beautiful holiday candles, evergreen wreaths, a towering Christmas tree, and shimmering ornaments. Candles extremely versatile. Place a small peppermint candle in the bathroom to add a nice seasonal touch and reduce odor. Line your fireplace mantle with a string of matching holiday candles. Purchase an extra-large vanilla candle in the family room and enjoy hours of pleasant relaxation even during the busyness of the season. Don’t just buy any candles this for your mum. Try to find candles that suit her individual taste. Is she elegant or is she a little quirky? Does she prefer a shabby chic or perhaps she enjoys vintage candles with traditional trim?

Fragrance

This may go without saying, but a peppermint or gingerbread scented candle can cover a variety of unpleasant odors from children, pets, the bathroom, and garbage. Fill a bathroom with the powerful scent of peppermint or lace the bedroom with sugar cookie. There are numerous scents available at Christmas, some of which have cheerful names like Woodfire, Sparkling Cinnamon, Winter White, and Visions of Sugar Plums.

Give the gift of good health and happiness this Christmas season when you give your mum a holiday candle. Let her enjoy the countless benefits to her overall well-being. Bring her joy and Christmas cheer.

Something for the crew this Christmas

Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Are you a generous boss? Are you willing to give cellphones, desktop, or a musical instrument like a weather king to your loyal and deserving employees this Christmas? Well, that would be the best thing to do if you’re an employer who cares for the welfare of your staff. By recognizing their effort, the more they will be inspired to give their best foot forward.

But an extra cash for a performance bonus apart from the 13th month pay would surely be appreciated by your loyal employees. Think about it. 🙂

Carnival rides

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Families are taking advantage of the long school vacation to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. There are those who prefer to stay at home and watch movies, while others enjoy the carnivals and amusement park rides.

Visiting parks and carnival are the activities we rarely do these days. If there are opportunities to go out, you would find us at the mall, usually inside the bookstore and rarely at movie theater.  I still have qualms about allowing my kids to ride carnival and amusement park rides. How safe are carnival and amusement rides? Are those rides made of sturdy metal buildings and strong enough to hold the weight of riders?

I heard from the news that carnival operators are more cautious now in conducting regular maintenance check to different rides. A carnival operator being interviewed on TV said they have strengthened safety barriers and have double the number of attendants to check on the safety of riders before they operate.

I’m glad carnival operators have taken these measures seriously for the welfare of riders. They may be safe, but I’m still not sure if I will allow my kids to be on their own or with friends to ride carnival and amusement rides.

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