I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season and the time spent with family and friends! <3
I love the music, smells, lights, trees, snow, and added love during these holidays. It is always a busy, yet special time of year. I hope you’re not sweating the small stuff and focusing on the stuff that really matters. Give your kids an extra heart-felt hug today or tell your spouse why you appreciate him/her. It’s the little things that can mean the most and can be your gift to Jesus this year (for those of you who celebrate). 🙂
If you’re like me, you have your kids home from school and are scrambling around finishing up the last minute details. One of the things I really struggle with is wanting to give a gift to everyone I know. And it doesn’t even come close to happening! Ha!
For our family, this expectation isn’t logical. It doesn’t fit into our budget, nor do I have the time to find this many gifts! Having simple, inexpensive gifts is a must…and handing out the same gift to several people makes things even easier. 😛
Last week, when I shared the Homemade Hot Chocolate recipe with you all, I realized how easy it’d be to create a gift out of this totally awesome recipe. So perfect for neighbors, friends at church, teachers, your mailman, and anyone you want to give something to but can’t spend much money.
After calculating the cost, it came to about $3 per gift. Awesome, right!?
Here is what you need for each gift jar of hot chocolate:
1 Mason Jar (Here is a link to Amazon to show you what to look for at your grocery store. Any small size mason jar will work).
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup coconut sugar
pinch of salt
8 mini marshmallows or 1 small crushed candy cane
Directions: Add the ingredients into the jar in this order. Put on the mason jar lid tightly. Tie a piece red fabric or white/red tulle in a bow around the jar and stick a label on the top that says “Add 4 cups milk. Stir and heat thoroughly.”
To double this recipe…just put the directions to say “Add 8 cups of milk” instead of 4.
Tip: Don’t let your toddler shake them up! 😮
Easy enough! And, this is something you can delegate to kids who are age appropriate as well. Deliver them to friends and neighbors in the evening when it’s dark so your family can enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights at the same time. 🙂
I’m so grateful for you all and the love and support I feel from you here at WFN. Feeling extra grateful this Christmas for the blessing of serving you.
Merry Christmas! <3
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