Whole Foods Market blog post about Gifts in Jars. These cookies were a hit. So, I just found my gift for my kids' teachers and we had our cookies for the week. The added bonus was that our batch of cookies produced giggles, and kids caught with their hands in the cookie jar. One batch of cookies equaled some sweet memories of my kids who are still young enough to giggle down to their toes, and still young enough to think that making cookies with mom is cool. Something I couldn't have gotten at the mall!
- You can give experiences, like a lesson to try something new.
- You can make something. I was part of an ornament exchange, and gave these trees made from magazine pages. My kids and I are as busy as elves making some gifts this year. No crafty?
- You can re-gift something - does a younger family member swoon over a piece of family jewelry? Maybe it is time to pass it down.
For cards - we cut down the number we are sending out. I am in touch with so many people on Facebook, so we're just sending our cards out to a smaller number of people.
For wrapping - We use and reuse gift bags each year. After all the presents are passed out, we re-fold and stash the bags for next year. Old gift-tags are also re-stashed for next year.
I hope you and yours create some wonderful memories this year. Did you make a gift this year? I'd love to hear about it.
An update on how much trash we are making. We have put out our garbage can the last two weeks and it has been less than half full, we could have easily skipped a week! Our biggest change has been in our grocery shopping.