LIFE AS YOU LIVE IT: Cookie Jar Kits and Our Christmas Card

Cookie Jar Kits and Our Christmas Card

24 December 2017

Happy Holidays!! I hope it has been nothing short of merry, your holiday errands are complete and you are winding down from all of the craziness and fun that comes with the season!

L and I bought our first house in April and have been spoiled rotten with the best neighbors on planet earth. They've been extremely helpful with our transition from renters to homeowners and are always lending a hand. With the holidays around the corner, we wanted to send something fun and festive their way that was both creative and thoughtful.

While trolling Pinterest, I found this post written by Jillee from One Good Thing who inspired me to purchase all of the 1 gallon jars at Target to recreate this genius idea.

You will need:

+ 1 Gallon Glass Jar
+ Crinkle Filler Paper and/or Tissue Paper
+ Napkin
+ Cookie Mix
+ Frosting
+ Sprinkles
+ Cookie Cutters (We used a hammer, car and home shaped cookie cutters to go with the "house" theme)
+ Ribbon
+ Christmas Card

Step 1: Put everything in the jar
Step 2: Walk over to your neighbor's house and deliver it

Here are the reasons why I think it's awesome:
  1. It's fun! No matter what age you are, everyone loves to make and decorate cookies around the holiday season (hopefully). It's a great opportunity to gather the family and nosh on some treats while listening to Christmas music.
  2. Not only are you gifting them with cookie cutters, you're also giving them a nice COOKIE jar to go with it. I use these jars for everything in my house. One is filled with dog treats, another holds our cookie cutters, I plan on using the 2 gallon jars as centerpieces... the list could go on and on!
  3. It's personal and creative, but you're not breaking the bank. I think in total each jar cost me $20 each.
(Macy Cat's smile always takes the cake... remember last years?)

Shutterfly kindly gifted us with holiday cards again this year which we of course included in our cookie kit jar to help personalize everything. I am a creature of habit and always order the 5" x 7" personalized photo cards so that I can frame and display them each year. I LOVE looking back on past years to see how our little family has changed - we are on year #4 of Christmas cards and so far we have grown by 4 furry paws (in addition to the queen, Miss Macy Cat) and we may or may not have just grown by another 4 furry paws... you'll have to check back next year to see the newest and fluffiest golden addition. 

Enjoy the holidays and stay warm! (:

Our Christmas cards through the years:
2016 // 2015 // 2014

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