It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! I love the holidays and the festive nature. Seeing all the decorations, hearing the wood crackle as you build a fire, smelling the aromas of cinnamon and gingerbread, these are all things I associate with the holidays. I can’t believe the year has flown by so quickly and we are here once again!
This year I (finally) started thinking of holiday gifts far enough in advance to plan for something other than a gift card for my children’s teachers. I trolled ideas on pinterest and thought of what gifts both my girls could help make. I settled on homemade hot chocoate mix with individualized marshmallows. I saw a pin of marshmallows decorated using food coloring pens that I thought would be fun for the girls to make.
I ordered some small metal tins on Amazon, found some circular holiday stickers for the lids, and used a 2.5″ circular punch to make an instructon label to fix to the back. This is the result.
The girls had a great time decorating the marshmallows and helping me make the cocoa mix. I ended up pre-mixing sugar with Ghiradelli cocoa powder and then packaging them into the tins, with the help of my eldest. I got small 4″ clear cookie bags for the marshallows and found a great 6″ striped holiday cookie bag for the overall package. I hope the teachers and care providers like these handmade gifts!
What are you making for the holidays?