Over in the side menu, there is a link to a "Grateful Heart Craft Playlist," made up of various pre-selected craft tutorials including several favor gift bags and boxes which would make cute gifts for people you would like to show your appreciation to during the coming holidays. Below are several recipes along with a poem for the gift. Make up a large quantity, scoop into zip baggies, tie with bright ribbon and insert into a container and/or your crafted favor gift bag or box. Write or type up the recipe along with the meaning of each thing and attach to gift.
BLESSING MIX RECIPES:
BUGLE SNACKS = a symbol of the cornucopia, a horn of plenty.
PRETZELS = represents arms folded in thanks and prayer.
CANDY CORN = reminds us that during the first winter, the Pilgrims were allowed only five kernels of corn per day because food was so scarce.
ORANGE CANDY SLICES (or SPICED GUMDROPS) = is a reminder that Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest.
PEANUTS = represent seeds, the potential of the bounteous harvest for the next season if they are planted and well tended.
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KOOL - AIDS
(give with a packet of sweetened kool-aid)
"Just a little thank-you
For everything you do
When things get very hectic
While helping out at school
Take a moment to mix up
This very special treat
A packet of kool aid
For our KOOL AIDE.
Because we think you're neat."
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CHRISTMAS BLESSING MIX
BUGLES---The trumpet that sounded at his birth.
PRETZELS---Mary's arms wrapped around her baby.
FRUITS AND NUTS-----The gifts the wise men brought.
CANDY CANE(S)---Shepherds staffs.
CHOCOLATE STARS-- The star of Bethlehem.
HERSHEY KISSES--The love he has for you.
RAFFIA---The hay in the manger that ties it all together.
Use dried fruit mix and two different nuts. Put in treat bags tied with raffia. You can then put in mug, or any suitable container that recipient may need, or just leave in treat bag.
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