Today was the kids’ last day of school before Christmas. I almost can’t believe it! I can remember that as a kid—school out… Christmas, days away… neighbors dropping off plates of fudge and cookies. What could be better! I can remember the years that a few days before Christmas, the door to the garage would be locked and get a handwritten sign “SANTA’S WORKSHOP—Do Not Enter”. I can remember sitting in the family room and being able to hear the table saw and hammering, and just being filled with WONDER…’what is going on in there?!”
One of the highlights for me this season took place tonight. It’s actually been a LONG time since I did any ‘holiday baking’ to take to neighbors. I have given salsa, and hot fudge and maybe even choc. covered popcorn or strawberry choc dipping?? But this year, I decided that I wanted to make goodies to give away!
First step: procure a box or container… and so I found some boxes on ebay, and ordered them up! I wanted a window to peek inside…and something not TOO big! The one I found is only 6x6x2.5”
Second step: what to make… I collaborated with my sister, and we thought that it would be fun to make ‘bite size’ mint brownies, peppermint rice krispie ‘bark’, and sprinkled-with-candy-cane-Oreo-Truffles!
Last: wrap! We placed each sweet bite in a mini-cupcake wrapper, and filled the boxes with about 10 ‘bites’. I made up some happy christmas tags, and got some yarn to wrap around the boxes. the yarn made it!
They turned out so cute… but the BEST party was tonight when I drove around and let Capri and Connor run each gift up to the doors around my neighborhood. They LOVED having that chance to share and give. They were SO excited!
This kind of thing just makes this time of year SO special!
It’s only Tuesday, and this is a big week for us!
Tomorrow is our 17th Wedding Anniversary…Thursday is #41 for Mr. E and Quincy and I are planning a ‘crafty christmas’ party for Friday with a dozen of her friends!
And I guess I need to contemplate some menus, shop for groceries, and WRAP! No risk of boredom this week!