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As only Yankee Candle can, the company has brought delicious traditions to life with the Thanksgiving Dinner Collection.
As only Yankee Candle can, the company has brought delicious traditions to life with the Thanksgiving Dinner Collection.
Yankee Candle’s new Thanksgiving Dinner collection features three new mouth-watering fragrances.
Yankee Candle’s new Thanksgiving Dinner collection features three new mouth-watering fragrances.
Turkey with Stuffing features the succulent aroma of a plump, butter-basted turkey and savory stuffing filled with celery, carrots and herbs.
Turkey with Stuffing features the succulent aroma of a plump, butter-basted turkey and savory stuffing filled with celery, carrots and herbs.
Yankee Candle’s Thanksgiving Dinner collection features the tangy, sweet goodness of jellied cranberry sauce with its new Cranberry Sauce fragrance.
Yankee Candle’s Thanksgiving Dinner collection features the tangy, sweet goodness of jellied cranberry sauce with its new Cranberry Sauce fragrance.
Yankee Candle’s new Sweet Potato Pie fragrance, part of the new Thanksgiving Dinner collection, is a crave-worthy delight.
Yankee Candle’s new Sweet Potato Pie fragrance, part of the new Thanksgiving Dinner collection, is a crave-worthy delight.

Yankee Candle Satisfies Thanksgiving Appetites and Gives Back To Military With Thanksgiving Dinner Collection

One Dollar Per Candle Sold From New Limited Edition Collection to Benefit the USO

South Deerfield, Mass. September 30, 2013 – /PRNewswire/ – The Yankee Candle Company, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of premium scented candles, today announced the launch of Thanksgiving Dinner Collection, a new limited edition collection featuring three true to life Thanksgiving fragrances: Turkey with Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Sweet Potato Pie. As only Yankee Candle can, the company has brought delicious traditions to life to commemorate the most celebrated meal of the year and give back to the military through a partnership with the USO.

In the spirit of the holiday the collection celebrates, Yankee Candle will donate one dollar to the USO for every large jar candle or tumbler candle sold of new fragrances Turkey with Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Sweet Potato Pie from September 30th through October 31st. The donations will help support the USO’s Holiday Box program, which brings a touch of home during the holidays to troops serving overseas. Filled with items such as decorations, games, snacks and much more, the boxes provides them with a little holiday cheer at a time when they cannot celebrate with their families. Thank you postcards will also be available in Yankee Candle’s 561 stores nationwide, which customers and employees can fill out to be sent to troops around Thanksgiving as a thank you for their services. In addition to the donation, Yankee Candle will include autumn scented Car Jars in the USO 2013 Holiday Boxes.

“Many of our customers value Thanksgiving as a time for spending with loved ones, so the Thanksgiving Collection is a way for them to relive and celebrate the holiday,” said Hope Margala Klein, executive vice president, brand, innovation and merchandising at The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. “We are so grateful to be working with the USO to connect our troops overseas with home and show a token of our appreciation.”

Those yearning to fill their home with the fragrance of a Thanksgiving feast as they prepare for the beloved holiday can purchase the limited edition fragrances starting today at more than 561 Yankee Candle retail stores, www.yankeecandle.com and select specialty retailers and gift shops while supplies last. Yankee Candle encourages fans to share their excitement surrounding the arrival of the collection on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #YCTurkeyDinner.

LIMITED EDITION THANKSGIVING DINNER COLLECTION -

– A collection of three mouth-watering fragrances that is sure to satisfy your appetite.

Price: $27.99 MSRP – Large Jar Candle; $17.99 MSRP –Tumbler Candle

Turkey with Stuffing – A mouth-watering holiday tradition … plump, butter-basted turkey and savory stuffing filled with celery, carrots and herbs.

Cranberry Sauce – It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the classic, tangy sweet goodness of jellied cranberry sauce.

Sweet Potato Pie – A crave-worthy delight … yummy mashed sweet potato filling baked with nutmeg and vanilla.

Be inspired with our Thanksgiving Dinner Collection video.

To learn more about out Thanksgiving Collection visit www.yankeecandle.com, the brand’s Instagram (@TheYankeeCandleCompany) and Pinterest (TheYankeeCandle) pages, or join the conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/TheYankeeCandleCompany or on Twitter (@theyankeecandle).

About The Yankee Candle Company
The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. is the leading designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of premium scented candles, based on sales, in the giftware industry. Yankee Candle has a 43-year history of offering distinctive products and marketing them as affordable luxuries and consumable gifts. The Company sells its products through a North American wholesale customer network of approximately 35,000 store locations, a growing base of Company owned and operated retail stores (561 Yankee Candle Stores located in 46 states and 1 province in Canada as of June 29, 2013), direct mail catalogs, and its Internet website (www.yankeecandle.com). Outside of North America, the Company sells its products primarily through its subsidiary, Yankee Candle Company (Europe), Ltd., which has an international wholesale customer network of approximately 6,400 store locations and distributors covering a combined 57 countries.

About The USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, Grand Canyon University, jcpenney, Jeep, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

Media Contacts:
Karen Woods
The Yankee Candle Company, Inc.
kwoods@yankeecandle.com
413-665-8306 × 4391

Kenya Friend-Daniel
USO
kfriend-daniel@uso.org
703-908-6491