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Posted by Graeme, on Friday 15th February 2013

The Yankee Candle Company began in Christmas 1969. Seventeen-year-old Mike Kittredge, too broke to buy his mother a present, melted some crayons to make her a candle. A neighbor saw it and convinced Mike to sell the candle to her. With that small stake, he bought enough wax to make two candles - one for his mom, and another to sell. That was the birth of Yankee Candle.

Today, Yankee Candles offer a wide variety of products that will infuse scents into your home and car. From the popular reed diffuser method or the long-lasting Yankee Candle Electric Home Plug In, to tart burners, gels, oils and the famous Yankee Jar Candles. Advantages of the different Yankee Candles products are:

Yankee Candle Tart Burners - Burn Time up to 8 hours each. Potent extracts from leaves, spices, fruits and flowers. These tarts whisk you away to exotic foreign locations, with scents so clean and fresh that your entire house will smell like a beautiful memory of an exotic Beach Walk Refreshing salt water and sea musk warmed with sunny notes of tangerine and orange blossom. Experience the authentic, true-to-life fragrance, with pure, natural extracts, and renowned Yankee Candle® quality. Great scent with no wick. Simply place one or two wax tarts in a wax burner and light a Yankee unscented tea light below. As the tarts melt, they release their scent.
Yankee Tip: try combine different scents to create your unique aromas from traditional and homely smells such as Apple Cider and Almond Cookie.

Car Fragrances - Pefect for envigorating a long journey, or when you are on the school run. Car candle gels also are sold in a 3 pack in fragrances such as the popular Black Cherry, the irresistable Christmas Cookie and Coconut Bay. Hit the road with fragrance and savings ... keep your car smelling great inside with these authentic, true-to-life Yankee® scents. Try them in small spaces as well, like office cubicles, closets and more.

Electric Plug Ins - This type of fragrance takes advantage of the power of electricity by using it to heat the oil fragrance that permeates an entire room or home. Yankee fragrance refills are available in a wide variety of scents such as Cinnamon Stick, Baby Powder and Mandarin Cranberry, these last longer than traditional candles.

Reed Diffusers - Yankee Candles attractive reed diffusers continuously delivers the same long lasting, true-to-life Yankee® fragrance. Plus, the distinctive, hand decorated glass accents any décor with style. Simply select a fragrance, pour it into a vase or container and add the reeds which soak up the fragrance, optimising the aroma's power. Select from unique fragrances such as Lavender Vanilla and Orchard Pear. Also available as a triple gift pack.

Christmas 2010 - It's only a few weeks away, spread the cost of the festive season and buy Christmas gifts early so December won't break the bank.