We spent the day making neighbor gifts yesterday then had a hot chocolate bar after dinner. The kids loved it! The toddler may have eaten more sprinkles than she actually got on her batch of treats, but if she had fun that’s all that matters right?
The chocolate dipped graham crackers were their favorite. Ahem, I may have eaten my fair share of them too.
We made extra spoons for our neighbor gifts. This year we’re giving away mugs with hot chocolate and chocolate dipped spoons.
Oh how I love holiday traditions. There’s something so magical about this time of the year. The holiday season is always so busy but lately I’ve been telling myself to slow down. To sit back and enjoy the traditions, cherish these memories with the kids, and teach them what the true meaning of Christmas is. How do you keep yourself from stressing about everything on your to do list during this busy time?
Oh these are cute! I'm glad your kids had so much fun with them. It's great that you're teaching them early that spending a ton isn't necessary to have a great gift. I've been running a mile a minute as well to get ready for the holidays since I've been making all my presents for people and to keep from stressing, I made out a little list for myself and gave myself a certain amount of time for each gift. That kept me from trying to be too perfectionist about them. Then, I made a surprise gift for my hubby that was sort of a gift for me too. I got 25 envelopes and spent November coming up with poems, sweet memories, and little "gifts" for him like taking him to a park or buying him a hot chocolate. I put them on the livingroom wall with doublesided tape and he's been taking one down each day. It causes me to just screech to a halt for a minute and just spend a little while being affectionate with the person I love most. In all this hectic Christmas prep, that's what I sometimes need to be reminded of and he has been moved to tears a few times over the thought put behind the gift. For me, all my stress just melts and we get to spend a little while enjoying the peace of the season together. :)
OH you can NEVER have enough Good Neighbor Gift Ideas… :) I love this I would love for you to share it here https://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-2-and-highlights/
Omg, love this idea! Thanks for sharing! Saw you on Tipjunkie. I'm having a linky party on my blog too! Please feel free to link up! Here is the address! https://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/20/linky-party-2/
that is soooo cute! I just did hot chocolate and cookies for our teachers (https://becauseithinkican.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/733/) but your idea is so much cuter!! :)
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Love your picks. Email me about "how to dip in chocolate". I want to do that later in the week. I don't really stress out too much at Christmas. I'm almost 'done' except some cooking. I just hope for family fun and harmony at this point!
Wow What festive food. The cups and spoons are such a good idea! I am always looking for something new to give to neighbours and friends at Christmas time!
Yumm-O! Great gift!! I would love for you to share this at my special holiday linky party going on right now! https://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/12-days-of-christmas-holiday-linky.html
Happy Holidays to you and yours!!
Can I be your neighbor? What a wonderful idea.
This is beyond cool. I'm going to do a hotchocolate bar. Thanks for sharing.
If there's no chocolate in heaven, I'm not going. ~Author Unknown
Superdelicious idea! We're celebrating Christmas Pt 2 on New Year's Eve…this would be a nice warmer-upper. :)
Omit the candy canes and green sprinkles and it works for Valentine's Day parties too. Thank you for sharing it.
Arrived via your Peanut Butter Blossoms link at TCB…cheers!
It looks so yummy. My mouth is melting. I think this gifts ideas love by the people who loves to eat. I wish I could eat it.
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Beautiful! Great gift ideas! I love your blog!!!
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