Here's another little bit of fun Christmas chicanery. You put a Christmas treat in a stocking, and deliver to a friend or neighbor. I like the element of surprise to it, but that can be hard to pull off. It's like being "booed" at Halloween, but you can, if possible, pass it on. Here, I'll show you the card that accompanies the treat. It explains it better than I can. By the way, I got this idea from Strong Armor blogspot. I share the link for this blog at the end of my blog:
And that's all there is to it. I made some cranberry bread and got some gourmet coffee pods and spice tea bags. I tucked those away in a Christmas stocking along with the above tag, and I was off to deliver some Christmas cheer.
And that's it! It's really that simple. Why is it that when you do something like this, YOU (the giver) end up feeling all warm and fuzzy inside? It's almost a selfish thing. My sister called me that evening as she was enjoying a slice of cranberry bread and a cup of hot tea. She said that she wanted me to know how wonderful it made her feel to know that I thought of her, took the time to make her a treat and then sit and visit with her. I see these ideas on Pinterest and stash them away. Perhaps you do too. But this is one idea I think is well worth the little bit of time to achieve. Try it--you'll like it! Spread some holiday cheer!
The blogspot where I got this idea:
One final note: Check out that tall lanky Santa in the first picture. My sister and brother-in-law made that out of cedar fence boards years ago. Isn't he cute? I think she could do a "how-to" blog on the making of that Santa.
As I wrote this blog, I heard from my niece. I had delivered her a SOCK yesterday too. She loaded up her stocking and took it to her neighbor today. She sent me a picture of her items she had placed in her stocking. I love it! We just keep stirring the pot!!
Merry Christmas, everyone and happy HOLY days!
Retired school teacher and now full time grandmother sharing ideas and looking for new ones about grandparenting!