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Illuminating Gratitude: 6 Heartfelt Ways to Express Thanks This Season

Gratitude, the art of recognizing and appreciating the positive aspects of life, holds the key to a more fulfilling existence. Scientifically proven to enhance well-being and foster deeper connections, practicing gratitude creates a ripple effect of positivity.

In the hustle of our fast-paced world, finding moments of gratitude becomes a meaningful anchor in our daily lives. Acknowledging the positive aspects and appreciating the simple joys not only enhances well-being but also deepens our connections with those around us. As lovers of candles and supporters of small businesses, let's explore the power of gratitude in a way that resonates with the warmth and glow that fills our favorite spaces.

This season, let's explore 6 heartfelt ways to embrace and share gratitude, plus our favorite 3 candle gifts for showing gratitude

November 11, 2023 — Kate De Palma
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Sustainability in Corporate Gifting: The Eco-Friendly Choice with Soy Candles

As the holidays draw near, a transformative spirit of warmth and gratitude fills the air. It's a season of celebration, connection, and the exchange of gifts that embody our appreciation for the people who make our professional world go 'round.

But this year, let's unwrap something extraordinary: a more sustainable, eco-friendly approach to corporate gifting. Enter the captivating world of clean-burning soy candles – the embodiment of responsible luxury that promises to make your holiday season shine even brighter. 

In this blog post, we'll explore the significance of eco-friendly corporate gifting and highlight the key reasons to include clean-burning soy candles in your holiday gift selections this year.

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10 Ways to Use Your Candle Advent Calendar this Season for Reflection & Self-Care

Creating Meaningful Moments with a Candle Advent Calendar

In this bustling world, where time often rushes by in a blur, the holiday season encourages us to pause and immerse ourselves in the beauty of the present moment. It beckons us to rediscover the age-old traditions that have been cherished for generations and to create new ones that resonate with our modern lives.

At the heart of this enchanting season lies the Advent Calendar - as we count down the days to Christmas, each moment becomes an opportunity to infuse our lives with meaning and warmth as a source of daily rituals and reflections that elevate the season's magic.

As we light each candle and watch as the calendar progresses, may we be reminded of the magic that exists in the everyday, the beauty in the passing of time, and the warmth that comes from creating rituals that fill our hearts and homes with light. Here are 10 ideas of how to create self-care + family rituals around your Candle Advent Calendar this season.

September 26, 2023 — Kate De Palma
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Light Up Your Countdown to Christmas with a Candle Advent Calendar: A Festive Twist to Tradition!

Get ready to elevate your Christmas countdown to a whole new level with the enchanting charm of a 24 Day Candle Advent Calendar. This delightful twist on tradition brings a touch of warmth and magic to each day leading up to the most wonderful time of the year.

Imagine the joy of lighting a candle each day, as you mark the passing of December and eagerly anticipate the arrival of Christmas Day. With our handcrafted Candle Advent Calendar, every flickering flame becomes a special moment, reminding you to slow down and savor the festive season.

Whether you prefer traditional scents like cinnamon and vanilla or opt for more unique and surprising aromas, our 24 Candles Advent Calendar offers a delightful sensory experience that enhances your holiday ambiance.

September 02, 2023 — Kate De Palma
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8 Practical Ways to Utilize Custom Branded Candles for Holiday Gifting

As the holiday season approaches, the spirit of giving and gratitude fills the air. As the weather gets colder, it's time to think about and perhaps even reimagine your corporate gifting approach.

Are you ready to really stand out from the crowd? If so, why not ditch the conventional + embrace the power of personalization this year to elevate your corporate gifting game  – enter custom branded candles!

These versatile gifts not only radiate warmth and sophistication that your gift recipients will appreciate, but custom logo candles also provide a tangible way to strengthen your brand's presence.

Let's explore 8 Practical Ways to Integrate Branded Candles into Your Holiday Gifting Strategy:

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5 Benefits of Placing Your Corporate Holiday Gift Order Early This Year

As the holiday season approaches, businesses like yours are gearing up to express gratitude and strengthen relationships with their clients and employees through thoughtful corporate gifts. That means businesses like ours that specialize in branded corporate gifts are also gearing up to help you do just that. 

In the world of gifting, timing and preparation are key to ensuring a seamless and memorable experience. This is why we're so excited to offer our corporate customers a yearly Holiday Preorder Event to help you find the best corporate gifts at the best prices from the best companies, like Scented Designs Candle Company! 

In this blog post, we'll highlight all the benefits of placing your holiday gift order early this year if you're a business looking for high-quality gifts that leave a lasting impression on your clients and employees! 

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Our Top 5 Best Selling Candles of 2023

Looking to add some ambiance and fragrance to your home? Or delight a friend or client with the perfect scented candle with wide appeal they're practically guaranteed to love?

Look no further than our Top 5 Best Selling Candles of 2023, each a customer favorite for a different reason. Let's dive into these top candle scents and discover what makes each one such a crowd pleaser.

July 02, 2023 — Kate De Palma
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Why Custom Branded Candles are the Future of Sales

As consumers, we have gotten used to seeing personalized experiences in our everyday lives. From recommendations on streaming services like Netflix, to tailored ads on social media platforms like Facebook, personalization has become the norm.

And when it comes to sales and your business, personalization is just as important. 

Forbes Business Strategist Rebecca Cafiero spoke on the Evolution of Sales for America Trends, a National TV program. In this segment, she spoke to the shift in sales that has been happening in recent years.

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Gifting with Gratitude: Candle Gift Sets for Mindfulness

Hi there, and welcome to Scented Designs! We are a clean-crafted candle company based in San Jose, California, and we are so excited to let you in on a little secret that's been in the works behind the scenes for the last month or so. 

Are you ready...? Here it is: 

We have proudly partnered up with a fellow female-owned business, also located in California - Gratitude Blooming - and we couldn't be more excited to bring you a special candle collaboration + some special candle gift sets for Mother's Day and beyond

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A Candle for Mothers Day: Floral Edition

When I think of Moms and Mother's Day, I often think of flowers and bouquets of flowers. After all, what mom wouldn't love a bouquet of flowers to grace her kitchen table or coffee table? 

But let's face it: fresh flowers can be pricey and they never last as long as you may want them to. Plus, if you live far away from mom, it can be difficult to have a bouquet of flowers sent to her door because she needs to be home to get the order.

So let's talk floral scented candles for a minute because here's a way of gifting mom with the aroma of fresh flowers in her home, not just for a few days but for months. 

April 24, 2023 — Kate De Palma
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Realtor Closing Gifts: Why Candles

If good real estate is all about location, location, location, then a good realtor is all about people, people, people. Wouldn't you agree? The realtors I have worked with in the past (both on a personal and professional level) are all about people: networking, building relationships, making referrals, the list goes on.

As a realtor, one of the most important aspects of your job is building strong relationships with your clients. And what better way to show your appreciation for their business and trust than by giving them a thoughtful closing gift?

Here are 3 reasons why candles are an easy and awesome closing gift for your clients.

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3 Candle Gift Sets for Mothers Day

Mother's Day is a special occasion that provides a wonderful opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation for the most important woman in our lives – our mothers.

While there are countless ways to celebrate this special day, one of the most cherished traditions is giving gifts to our mothers. Whether it's a simple bouquet of flowers, a thoughtful card, or a luxurious present, the act of giving gifts to our moms on Mother's Day is a powerful way to show our love and appreciation.

In this blog post, we'll share three of our top candle gift boxes for mom for Mother's Day so you can choose the perfect gift to make her feel truly special. So, let's dive in!

April 04, 2023 — Kate De Palma