Our Scentsy for Adoption fundraiser is turning out to be a big, fat fail.
Just to give you an idea, our very optimistic goal was to get $10,000 in Scentsy sales. That would raise roughly enough to cover our Home Study, adoption classes, and USCIS fees. Currently, we have 1.4% of that.
I’m not really a terribly pushy person (except when it comes to S. He’d tell you that was a huge lie, but let’s be honest here: I am a Jewish wife and mother. Enough said?), and so I feel really awkward shoving this down people’s throats. But, I guess if I want to make this successful, I had better get pushier about it, right?
We had thought this would be a great time to do this particular fundraiser because Scentsy makes such an awesome gift for the holidays. When I learned about Scentsy last year, I was a little skeptical. I loved my candles and couldn’t imagine giving them up for something that plugged into the wall. And yet, it took five minutes to convince me to give them up.
- I can’t forget to blow out my Scentsy warmer and have it burn down my house while I sleep.
- I don’t have to worry about my small child tipping hot wax on herself or burning herself on an open flame.
- Scentsy costs less than Yankee Candle or Slatkin and Co. The upfront cost of buying your warmers is more, but once you have a warmer, it isn’t going to burn away leaving you with nothing. This was a huge selling point for me. Once I have a warmer, it’s only $5 a “candle” from there on out.
- The scents are pretty fantastic. Some of them are even so strong, you don’t have to warm them to make the whole house smell wonderful.
The warmers are getting even prettier and more fun, too. There is seriously something for everyone. Some of my new favorites: