I need to give credit where credit is due and mention the people who made our Christmas beautiful, despite the painful circumstances and the unbearable built up to it.
We enjoyed immensely having people over on Christmas day. People like us, with no family living here and nowhere to go to on Christmas day. People who would have been lonely otherwise.
We were told we were being kind but in all honesty, it was as helpful for us as it was for our honoured guests. It filled a dreaded day with companionship, laughter and chat. And good food, loads of it, was consumed :-). I love cooking for a crowd and I was so pleased they all enjoyed their meal.
What also made our Christmas period enjoyable was surrounding ourselves with nice things, beautiful decorations, soothing music and having the house smelling lovely. It was a treat for the senses and everyone who came to visit us over the holiday period mentioned the beautiful smells in the house.
I have that to thank Febreze for, for kindly providing us with a lovely hamper filled with divine smelling goodies just before Christmas:
They were indeed so kind that on top of their lovely Apple and Spice-scented aerosol air freshener, scented candle and air freshener, they also sent us some lovely mulled wine scented tea(I know, who would have thought they can mix well? But they do!) and a stocking for Emma to decorate and keep herself busy with!
The hamper was sent out to several bloggers, all to celebrate Febreze’s 12 Smells of Christmas campaign. The campaign aimed to eliminate the characteristic but unpleasant smells of Christmas (Brussels sprouts come to mind!) and replace them with beautiful and pleasantly winter-related smells like the Apple and Spice I mentioned above, the fragrant Winter Garden or their Vanilla and Winter Glow:
I have genuinely enjoyed using the products(the candle was put to good use immediately and finished first) and I have actually gone and bought another aerosol as one of our bathroom ones was nearly over. And I bought a Febreze one, once again, because I find the smells pleasant but not overpowering or sickening, like some aerosols can be sometimes. You can buy them anywhere, like Tesco or Sainsbury’s. I bought mine in Home Bargains for £1.49 or so.