Every year, we send family in Utah something to do on Christmas Eve. We've sent games, nerf guns, pajamas, Sunday toppings, all kinds of things. This year, I wanted to send the fixings for hot chocolate.
Now anyone that knows me knows that the wrapping is part of the present. I just love fun creative ways to give gifts. Hot chocolate really needs something to make it "pop". So here is what I did.
First I cut out these little treat bags on the Silhouette. They are an easy enough pattern that it would be simple enough to just cut with scissors and a paper punch if you didn't have some sort of cutting machine.
I found really cute glass ornaments at Hobby Lobby. Then I just made homemade cocoa mix - but I put it in the blender so that it looks more like commercial cocoa mix - and funneled it into the ornaments. I went ahead and put the ingredients on a tag because the family we are sending them to sometimes doesn't eat certain things.
Oh, they look so pretty all packaged up!! I want to keep one! For the hot cocoa toppings, the only thing I had to do besides repackage into cute little jars was chop up marshmallows. I chopped them in powdered sugar so they wouldn't stick together.
We do send regular gifts, too, but I can't tell you what they are. It would ruin the surprise! What are some things you do to put a little "pop" into the holidays?
I am a recently retired small town librarian living the dream in Montana in my boujee yet redneck kind of way. Married to a mining engineer and mother to two wonderful young men.