How are you? Settle down in your chair and take a deep breath. I’m about to tell you something shocking.
My hairdresser informed me last week that there are just 20 Fridays left until Christmas. Isn’t that a frightening thought? I thought it was.
I vowed after last Christmas’ ugly packaging fiasco for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap that I would be prepared this year with festive packaging. Or if not festive, at least serviceable and/or something my recipient would not be ashamed of setting out on a coffee table.
So when I was at Target* picking up something, can’t remember what, I saw these colorful rolls of baker’s twine and Jute cord for $1 each. I grabbed a couple red and white baker’s twine for tying around cookie boxes. If I was organized and remembered where I stored them, I would tell you how many yards that buck bought me. 🙂
I also grabbed a couple of really cute chalkboard gift tags, with strings already attached for tying onto aforementioned cookie boxes. I know what you’re going to say.
“But, Jennifer, you could make 1,000 gift tags out of chalkboard paper for five cents.”
Listen, I couldn’t. I’m not That Gal. These gift tags were a package of 8 tags for a $1.
At least my cookies were good last year. Or so I was told. I made my dear, departed Grandmother’s recipe for Gingersnaps but amped up the spices.
I think I might send out these chocolate cinnamon fantasy cookies this year but I’m undecided. And I just remembered what gets baked for the swap stays secret, until it’s over. So forget we ever had this conversation.
Got any Christmas packaging tips for me? Do you know what you’re baking for Christmas? Do you hate me for mentioning the “C” word in August? Do you give homemade food gifts? Or do you send a fruit basket? I’ve always wanted someone to send me one of those towering packages of goodies from Swiss Colony. Have you seen those? But I would hate to have to replace my entire wardrobe and that is what would ensue from a towering package of Swiss Colony.
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