CANDY CANE SEEDS
Put round, red and white peppermint candies into a pretty container or a small bag–tie with this poem attached.
I once knew a gardener who knew how to grow-
Bright tasty candies, right out of the snow.
I asked him to share his secret with me-
And this is what he said quite readily.
To garden in winter is difficult you see
It takes lots of care and a special seed.
I’ll give you a couple to grow your own treats-
And you’ll soon reap a harvest of candy cane treats.
SNOWMAN KISSES (Use mini-marshmallows or other white candy)
Package prettily with attached poem…
Snowflakes from Heaven as white as can be!
Can build a Snowman for all to see!
He’s cute and cuddly —and full of good wishes…
And wants to give you a whole bunch of his kisses!
SANTA KISSES #1
(Package Candy Kisses prettily and attach one of the following)
Santa’s been busy
Granting our wishes…
So he dropped off this bag of Santa Kisses.
SANTA KISSES #2
A bag of Hugs & Kisses
to wish you Merry Christmas!
NOW FOR THE SASSY…These have been around awhile and you either like them or you don’t! But here they are…
GINGERBREAD POOP (Use gum drops)
Heard you’ve been naughty!
So here’s the scoop
all YOU get is
SNOWMAN POOP #1 (Use marshmallows)
Heard you’ve been naughty
So here’s the scoop,
All you get is… Snowman Poop!
SNOWMAN POOP #2
Santa looked at his list-
even checked it twice.
And he found out that
you haven’t been nice.
With coal so expensive,
here is the scoop,
Santa’s filling your stocking
with SNOWMAN POOP!!!!
#1 REINDEER POOP (or Droppings)
For “Reindeer Poop” put Raisenettes or Milk Duds in small cello or bagagies; attach one of the following poems.
Santa’s been here. How do I know?
Look what I found outside in the snow!
#2 REINDEER POOP Poem
As I finished my task, which took quite awhile,
Old Santa passed by and he sheepishly smiled.
And I heard him exclaim as he sped off in the sky…
“Well they’re not potty trained, but at least they can fly!”
COCOA GIFTS AND POEMS…
COCOA GIFT #1 (SNOWMAN SOUP) WITH POEMS
Place in a clear plastic bag…
1 individual pack hot chocolate mix
3 Hershey’s chocolate kisses
1 small candy cane
Add one of the following poems…
COCOA POEM #1
When the weather outside is frightful,
Snowman Soup can be delightful.
May it warm your spirit and your soul.
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
When you feel a chill or ‘burrrrrr’,
Use the peppermint stick to stir.
Add hot water and sip it slow.
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.
POEM #2 When it’s so cold that you holler and whoop,
It’s time to bring out the Snowman Soup!
Pour the packet in a mug. Add marshmallows too.
And throw in these kisses that are special just for you.
Now add some hot water and use the cane to stir it.
Sip slowly and soon you’ll feel the warm winter spirit!
COCOA POEM #3
A little cup of cocoa, I’m sending your way,
For you to sip and enjoy, On some cold winter day.
As you sip this cocoa, it’s warmth will warm your heart…
Just like our friendship warmed mine, Right from the very start.
COCOA MIX GIFT #2 FOR A WINTER DAY…
Small glass jar (baby food size)
1 serving of hot cocoa mix
About 1/4 cup of small marshmallows
4-inch or larger fabric scrap (depending on the size of your jar)
18″ length of ribbon
Hershey Kiss candy
Small wrapped candy cane
Clean the jar and dry it well. Measure a one-cup serving of the hot cocoa mix into the jar. Fill the jar to the top with small marshmallows. . Cut the fabric scrap into a circle. Center the fabric circle on top of the jar lid. Tie the ribbon around the edge. Glue the Hershey Kiss on top of the fabric cover. Glue the candy cane to the side of the jar. Write a personal note and draw a candy cane or other symbol on the card.
Include simple directions such as the following:
“Here’s a little gift to warm you up on a cold afternoon. Simply pour this jar of cocoa mix into a mug filled with 6 to 8 oz. of hot water. Top with marshmallows and drop in the Hershey Kiss. Stir with the candy cane and enjoy!”
Fill a small baggie with round chocolate ‘Milk Chocolate Malt Balls’ candy. (Whoppers is one company in the States that makes them) Add one red ball of the same size. Of course the red ‘nose’ is Rudolf’s! A red gum-ball, red Sour balls, or giant red spice drop candy works well for the red nose…There are also candy companies that make white, pink and red malt balls for Valentine’s Day.
Add a tag tied to the baggie saying, “Reindeer Noses for Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner/Donder, Blitzen, and Rudolph”.
A good idea when packing small ‘goodies’ such as this–is to size card-stock to the width of a clear bag. After writing the title or title/poem/directions on the bottom half of the card…fold the paper in half and attach it to the top–one side on each side to the bag. Embellish the card with ribbon if desired.