So I have this funny feeling that there’s going to be quite a few of you out there who may be doing some baking this weekend. Perhaps getting a little head start on your holiday baking? Maybe you’re baking up some goodies for a cookie exchange?
Either way, I’ll bet that many of you are going to be making your baked goods to give away to somebody else, so of course you want them to look nice, right?
That’s why I decided to dig into the STSL archives once again to show you guys some of the cookie wrapping and gifting that I did with my holiday baked goods last year. Hopefully you’ll take away some ideas from it!
Remember the other day when I was getting ready to send off my Blogger Holiday Gift Exchange gift??
Well, a couple of the goodies tucked away in that package were some of my homemade baked goods.
After spending all those hours slaving away in the kitchen baking cookies, nothing satisfies me more than when I’m able to “share the wealth” with all those around me.
If I’m not creating cookie platters to bring to work, or sending trays in to work with the hubby, I really enjoy packaging everything up nice and neat for my recipients.
First, I start off by finding some cute little boxes to hold my goods. This year, I was able to find these little cuties at Wal-Mart for only $1.50 each.
Then I try to use some festive-colored plastic wrap + a little curling ribbon to seal in the freshness of the baked goodies. Simply lining the inside of the boxes with tissue paper (or parchment paper) helps keep everything from “squirming” around.
When I give a gift of cookies or baked goods, I always like to include the recipe. Not only is it fun sharing it, but I think I have even more fun creating the recipe cards.
This year, I simply typed up the recipes into a word document, and sized them to about the normal size of an index card. On the front I include the ingredients…
…and on the back are where you’ll find the directions.
To make things even more festive, I taped the recipes onto two pieces of holiday wrapping paper back-to-back, and then sealed it all up with my laminating machine. I also usually try to find some different clip art images that “fit the bill.”
Hopefully my recipient will enjoy her gifts!
I also created some other new recipe cards this year to send along with the Food Blogger Cookie Swap packages that I sent out last weekend. I’ll be sure to share those with you guys soon!
It’s almost Christmas party time…yippeee!