Saturday, December 4, 2021

Christmas Treats

It's that time again to make those hand-out treats I make for bank tellers, grocery store workers, and store employees/cashiers where we shop. I also hand these out to delivery drivers if they're kind enough to deliver packages to our front door. Most just drop them in front of the garage unfortunately, but I do appreciate those who take the time to deliver right to the door. This is a great way to use up those small snippets of paper and make them useful and I also get to use a wide assortment of older stamps, punches, and die-cut images.

Here's a sampling of the matchbox treats that hold a Ghiradelli candy perfectly and I can use up some of those hundreds of brads I've accumulated through the years. 

These boxes contain a peppermint snowman candy also from Ghiradelli. The boxes I designed didn't stay closed, so I tied them up with twine to keep things together.

This has always been a favorite of mine to make. They contain Hershey nugget candies and this is a version for 3 nuggets.

Here they are opened...

And this gives you an idea of how I decorated the candies by using some mini punches (r) from SU!

Here are a few of the 2 nugget boxes. Front and center is a piece of SU! retired gingerbread dsp and I just colored the little guy with some glaze pens

These treat holders also hold a Ghiradelli candy. It's just a strip of cardstock with punched ends and a little double sticky tape inside to anchor the candy and a bit of twine to tie the ends together.

Of course I had to make a few masculine versions for the guys too.

I used up a lot of snippets to make everything, so of course I'm going to enter these into the Snippets Playground #417

If you're still with me after this photo-heavy post, thanks! I'm glad these treats are finished and ready to hand out. I really do enjoy making them for all the holidays all year, and it helps use up those piles of snippets too! It's the smiles I get when handing them out that brings me special joy. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Enjoy your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!




Wendy said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Can I just say how much I love each & every one of your treat holders! Carol, you've been a busy girl! I love the different styles and pretty papers but most of all I love the heart that you put into each treat to wish others a Merry Christmas! I'm so thrilled that you got them made and I know you will receive lots of smiles & Thank You's from this wonderful gesture! This just made me smile looking at each picture! Great job, my friend! TFS and have a wonderful day!

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! Are you ever a busy lady. I want to bring something over to your door...just so I can get a are all so nicely done!
And who doesn't like candy? (even if I'm not supposed to eat it?)

Brenda in IN said...

These will be so appreciated. It's so nice for our everyday contacts to be surprised with a treat. Kindness goes such a long way and you will delight so many people with these cute Christmas treats. This is so thoughtful of you.

Sarn said...

Well aren't you just the sweetest kindest person to take the time to make all these lovely little treats. Sure to be appreciated by the recipients. They really look great.

We've strung the fairy lights and are having a nice hot mug of cocoa in the Playground Treehouse if you want to join us once you finished playing on the swings!

Hugs, Sarn x

crafty-stamper said...

This is a lovely idea and love all the little treat holders you make for everyone
Carol x

LesleyG said...

Great treats Carol, thanks for sharing lovely ways to use up all that paper :) xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a very generous and lovely lady you are Carol, to make the recipients feel worthy and happy. Wonderful work, love the selection of shapes and details.
Faith x

Witchcrafted Life said...

You are such a thoughtful, wonderfully generous person. I can just imagine the ripple effects of positivity and festive cheer these lovely gifts act as the catalyst for.

Autumn Zenith ๐Ÿงก Witchcrafted Life

cotnob said...

A wonderful collection of gifts Carol, a lovely thing to do, I'm sure they will be much appreciated.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Donna said...

Carol, these are all fabulous and so thoughtful, thanks for the inspiration!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!! How many treat boxes!! You have been so busy!!! I'm sure that a lot of people in your zone just love you :D The boxes are all so different and creative and well done for using piles of scraps!! :D The idea of decorating the nuggets wraps with little punched shapes is so clever! Brilliant also using double side tape to hold in place the candies! Thanks for all the inspirations! Well done on your compilation of treats! All them (with the candies inside!) will be so appreciate for sure!!
Sending hugs and love across the miles as always!

R's Rue said...

These are lovely. I’m sure they’re appreciated. Love to you sweet lady

Veronica Lee said...

Such lovely treats, Carol.

And what a sweet and thoughtful gesture!

Happy Wednesday!

Di said...

These are all fabulous Carol - what a kind heart too.


Di xx

Stampsnob. said...

WOw ......Lis