Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Gifts!

Every year I make a little something for everyone. We've done tins filled with baked goods, mason jars containing cookie mix and plates of Christmas cookies so far.  This year I decided that we should give everyone hot chocolate since I found this recipe from Mom Advice and it was so delicious that I had to share!

  • Stirring sticks (peppermint sticks dipped in almond bark)
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Saran Wrap (I used red since it's more festive!)
  • Ribbon
  • Christmas Scrapbook Paper
  • Christmas themed labels
  • Sandwich bags
  • Stapler & staples
  • Add hot cocoa mix to the sandwich bags.  We put 2/3 of a cup in each bag so that it made 2 cups of hot cocoa.

  • Next cut out a big enough rectangle from your scrapbook paper so that you can fold in half and cover the part of the sandwich bag that doesn't have any hot cocoa in it.
  • Write the instructions on the inside of the scrapbook paper.  I had my hubby do it since he has amazing handwriting!
  • Fold the rectangle in half. 

  • Cut two little slits at the upper left corner on the front of the folded scrapbook paper.  Cut a piece of ribbon and feed it through the two slits.  This is where you will be attaching the stirring sticks. 

  • Cut out a rectangle of saran wrap then wrap it around the stirring sticks. 

  • Staple the scrapbook paper to the bag of hot cocoa.

  • Next tie the ribbon around the stirring sticks.
  • Write your holiday greeting on the labels then stick them onto the front of the scrapbook paper. 

Here's a shot of Bones guarding all of the gifts:

So that was my Christmas present for neighbors, bosses, friends and coworkers this year :)

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