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I love the holidays. The lights, the love, the sights, the smells. The right scent will take you back to a special moment in life, so I firmly believe in choosing a signature scent for the home during the holidays. This year I’m setting the mood with Glade® and their Holiday Collection, a set of scents inspired by nature and the beautiful smells of a season that inspires so much alegría (joy). Some of my greatest joys during the holidays are creating new memories with my son, spending time with my family, and learning about my Salvadoran heritage, and Glade® has the perfect scent for each of these.
One of my favorites from the collection is Glade® Jar Candles in Be at Peace™, a balsam & fir inspired scent that makes me nostalgic for the first time my son and I shopped for a real Christmas tree in a real tree lot, and a scent I’ll bring back year after year so he’ll know and connect it to the joy of putting up our tree and truly kicking off the holiday season.
I love shopping at Target, and this year, they’re carrying the exclusive scent Spread Cheer™, and if we’ve learned nothing else from Buddy the Elf, we’ve learned that “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” En mi familia, singing and playing music for each other is as much a part of the holidays as trees and lights. From the baladas and cumbias con la guitarra to current pop and favorite Christmas tunes on the karaoke machine, we create cheer for each other by sharing ourselves through song.
Share the Spirit™ is a brightly sweet scent, with notes of pomegranate, vanilla, and sweet citrus zest, and it’s my favorite scent for gatherings and a bit of holiday frivolity. To my mind, any party needs food. Like so much food. Delicious, Central American comfort food sits at the core of our family gatherings, and now that my cousins and I are getting older and starting our own families, we’re expected share in the responsibilities of learning and passing down our traditional family recipes.
You know that expression about the best way to a man’s heart? It’s true, but it’s an incomplete truth. The best way to ANY person’s heart is through their stomach. Passing along the alegría by sharing a few of my favorite recipes is one of my favorite ways to share the holiday spirit.
And let me tell you, there is such a thrill in learning my Abuelita’s recipes, taking part in my family’s history and heritage. It’s like these recipes are a connection to the past, to El Salvador itself, and to the very spirit of our family. I’m thrilled to share one of these with you, but beware! The ingredients may be simple (like absurdly simple), but these take a powerful blender, a bit of patience, and willingness to get your hands a little messy.
This is such a delicious treat, and a lovely way to share alegría during the holidays.
You can feel the joy this holiday with Glade® by getting a great deal on Holiday Collection products here: http://cbi.as/15fu7 and by joining the conversation with #sienteglade at Siente Glade Social Hub or the Glade Latino Facebook Page. Finally, don’t forget to enter the Glade Latina Holiday Sweepstakes! Glade Latina Holiday Sweepstakes
How will you share the joy this holiday season?