I made a little gift to take to our yearly Christmas party with some dear friends on Sunday evening, and I wanted to share it here. Blame it on Pinterest.
Here is the list of items that I included, and I also included a separate printout of the legend of the Candy Cane story. I only buy Bob’s Candy Canes at Christmas, and I did not include any homemade treats, as these friends will soon receive one of my cookies platters, too.
I made a kit for each of my special friends, and they both loved their little surprise, in addition to their “real” gift. The total cost, including the gingerbread box, was less than $10, and I used clear snack sized bags to hold each of the items on the list. If you want to include more items, there are several good ones listed online. Just search for “holiday survival kit,” and you’ll see some of them.
One friend keeps her little grandchildren after school each day, and they are going to explore the items in order by taking an item out each day in the order listed. I never even thought of that possibility, but what a cute idea that is. The kit could certainly include a few more kid-friendly items for that purpose, too.
This was such a fun little project and took less than an hour to put together after purchasing the necessary items. Let’s just say while it not definitely not diet friendly, it is a fun little gift to make and give! 😉