A Tree On A Car, A Tree-in-a-Can
December 12, 2013
Christmas trees are probably the most celebrated holiday decoration in our country. Trees can be decked out in full holiday regalia, bending considerably under piled-high ornaments, and other trees offer a minimalistic, almost primitive approach. Decorations, trees included, vary by household, as do most other Elf on the Shelf anyone?
Decorating the Christmas tree is most usually a family tradition, sometimes done before Thanksgiving, sometimes the day after, sometimes a week before the
There are so many types of Christmas trees available, from Douglas Fir to
Scotch Pine, and choices always depend on what part of the country you reside in. Of course nowadays you can always purchase a fake tree that requires no
watering, no disposal.
If you’ve ever had a real Christmas tree, one thing is always the same: the smell. There’s a rich, earthy smell to evergreen trees and it can “wake up” once it
spends a little time in the warmth of the indoors. That smell, along with cinnamon and nutmeg, are smells often associated with Christmas.
Sense of smell always brings back a flood of memories, no matter who you are. To get sciencey for a bit, scents trigger emotional responses because they travel through a cranial nerve to the amygdala, which plays a huge role in our emotional memories. Funny enough, the amygdala is where the “fight or flight” reflex originates from.
The ritual of going out and getting the Christmas tree is almost as
archetypal and revered as the tree itself; how tall does it have to be, how far do the branches reach, is it a “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree? Anyone who has handled a real Christmas tree knows they have a very unique smell, like bringing the forest inside. Getting your tree home can require some ingenuity, and tying it to the top of a car is a lot of times how they've got to get home. If anyone has ever tied a Christmas tree to the top of a vehicle, they get really familiar with the
In today’s world though, having a real Christmas tree isn't possible for a lot of people, even if it’s part of their holiday tradition. People live in apartments and houses where real Christmas trees aren't allowed, for fire-safety or other reasons, or they don’t have the time to take care of it to make sure it receives the appropriate amount of water. There’s more than one reason why artificial trees are the go-to solution for a lot of people, but unfortunately don’t have that smell that can trigger memories of years when you did have a real tree...our Tree-in-a-Can can help you remember getting that tree on a car, if you ever had to.
And that’s where Aunt Sadie’s can save the holiday spirit.
Our Tree-in-a-Can can be the perfect candle to help you experience the nostalgia of years gone by. This time of year, it’s the most popular candle Aunt Sadie’s offers, and with our little science lesson a few moments ago, now you know why. Scents bring you back.
The Tree-in-a-Can makes the perfect accent for that center piece you’re struggling to complete, it’s a perfect candle for the mantle, and even better, it makes a great solution for those hard-to-shop-for coworkers or office parties.
So let Aunt Sadie’s help you travel back in time, as you breathe deep the smell of years gone by. Once you light one of our Tree-in-a-Can candles, you’re also giving us the best Christmas gift possible: the chance to create new memories, and remember old ones.
There’s nothing we enjoy more.