Read the interview with our founder, Leah, to discover what inspired her to create the Ancient Yule Festival collection.
What are your favorite things about the Winter season?
All seasons have their charm and special things, but Winter is the season of creativity for me. When it's cold outside and much darker during the day and shorter daylight hours, that's the time I get busy in other ways. It really puts me in the mood to create new music and start other creative projects. It helps to create a cozy indoor space with an atmosphere you love, since you spend a lot more time in this space during these colder months.
How did you come up with the theme for Ancient Yule Festival?
I've always enjoyed Norse mythology and many of the great TV shows, such as Vikings on the History Channel. Some of my first candles ever had a Norse theme, which I released with a Medieval-inspired Winter album, called 'Ancient Winter'. Then, last Winter I was playing the latest Assassin's Creed Valhalla game.
The setting is in ancient England as the Vikings are beginning to settle and form relationships with the locals (as well as plunder the goods!). The game included a lovely Yule season festival in the village, and it was just a great highlight of the game they added and I became convinced we just had to do a Norse Yule candle theme this Winter!