This Christmas, I’m feeling especially grateful. It’s been a wonderful year! In June, I had the wedding of my dreams. What made the day so special was not just marrying a wonderful man, but all of the help we received from our family and friends. My instinct is to list every person below with a detailed description of the work they did, but I think this post would go on for pages and I’d likely lose your interest. The important takeaway? I want to give these important folks an extra special gift as a token of our gratitude.

I thought about albums, but realized that might not be appropriate for our extended family and friends. Framed photos would be beautiful, but again… could be over the top for some. Then I discovered the Personalized Candles from Yankee Candle®. It’s really as easy as 1-2-3! You select your candle size (some cost as little as $3.75 a candle!), your favorite fragrance, and upload the photo you’d like to include. Voila! I’m excited to send an unexpected gift that will not only remind them of the day, but fill their homes with their favorite fragrances well into the New Year.

Of course, I had a bit of a “self gifting” moment and realized I wanted one for our home as well! I chose our favorite fragrance – Yankee Candle® Clean Cotton – and added a black and white portrait of my husband and I. I have to admit, it looks great in our kitchen and brings a smile to my face each day.

Even if you haven’t had a big event recently, this would still make an amazing gift! You could include a photograph from a recent girls’ trip, customize your own candle with an extra artful Instagram snap, or give Mom the ultimate #ThrowbackThursday with a candid from the 90s. The options are endless!

To learn more about Yankee Candle® and get shopping, click here. Thank you to Yankee Candle® for providing us with the fragrances that will fill our homes with the comfort of the season.