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Old 05-07-2013, 08:17 AM
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Out of Season Memory Trigger...

So - once Christmas is well over and you have moved on as best you can to the spring and summer…. Think of something that triggers your Christmas memories – no matter what…
I am thinking down the lines of foods or scents…. Not media….
Something you may eat or smell at any time during the year – but for one reason or another it puts you straight in the Christmas mood every time… no matter when or where it is…
For example….

Peppermint candy (almost any kind)… always flashes me straight to Christmas….

Pine Trees…. When I am doing yard work in 100 degree weather and catch a whiff of a pine tree… I am suddenly ready to turn the fireplace on and roast some marshmallows…

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On the dash of my truck, I keep a sprig of our last Christmas tree. Every now and then, I get a quick whiff of Frasier Fir.

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pine trees

when a candle was burning and it burns out...the smell of the smoke that comes then.......I immediately think of Christmas then
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On the dash of my truck, I keep a sprig of our last Christmas tree. Every now and then, I get a quick whiff of Frasier Fir.

Ho, ho ho!!
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For me the scent of cinnamon brings a rush of Christmas to my senses. The cinnamon infused pine cones were always the first Christmas related item to be shipped to the store in July, and since then I see Christmas whenever I smell it.
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I would have to say cinnamon & fresh pine.

My Mom would bring home the cinnamon scented brooms & pine cones in the fall, and that would be a sign that Christmas was right around the corner.

When we were kids, we would go pick out a real tree, and bring it home. We also would pick up evergreen boughs for our front fence & banister inside. And also a fresh wreath for the front door.

If I close my eyes, I can go right back!!



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Fruit cake. Christmas is the only time of year we have it at home and I always buy one from a charity. When I see one throughout the year I always think of Christmas.
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I have several triggers
Drinking hot cocoa.
The smell of Cherry Chapstick.
The smell of sage and celery: Growing up I would wake up on Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings to my mom making stuffing with celery, onion and sage.
Scotch Tape - from all the tape that was used to wrap the gifts.
Any pine scents.
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