In middle school, there were two standard birthday gifts that everyone gave:
2. Scented lotions and body sprays
Does anybody else remember this? Going to a birthday party in seventh grade where the birthday girl opened 5 bags of scented body products and three kinds of scented candles?
I was never a huge fan of either of the gifts.
I did like the lotions, until we realized that I am allergic to almost all scented products. There went the vanilla bean hand lotion, the “cooling cucumber” spray and my favorite citrus shampoo.
I never lit the candles, so they just sat on my shelves, taking up space. They just seemed a little…pointless. I continued to feel that way about candles until last Christmas.
I don’t know what happened, but I just couldn’t resist the hanging star-shaped candle holders. And now I want to decorate with candles all fall and winter.
For instance, our dining table currently looks like this: