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Christmas Goodie Bags

Check out the fun, easy and affordable goodie bags I made for my amazing coworkers last Christmas.


Each bag included:

2 tangerines-for health

1 lottery ticket-for wealth

SpongeBob stickers-for happiness

a handful of Hershey Kisses-for love

I printed “May you always be happy, healthy, wealthy, and loved” on red paper and attached the note, with a cute twisty tie that came with the cellophane baggies.

40 lottery tickets=$40

6 bags of tangerines=$35

2 packs of SpongeBob stickers (from the dollar store)=$2

1 giant bag of Hershey’s Kisses (1 for you, 2 for me, 1 for you, 2 for me) =$10

2 packs of cellophane bags (from the dollar store)=$2

And I already had the red paper.

And voila!

40 thoughtful prezzies for under $90!


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Quick and Easy Thank You Cards

We had a stellar Christmas and even though we are halfway through January we just sent out our thank you cards for our gifts.  It’s never too late to say thank you.

For these thank you cards I folded cardstock in half and cut them to fit some spare card envelopes I had on hand.


We put the ink pads I scored at Goodwill to use for this project.

I had the kids each spell out “Thank you” using their finger prints.  Jeremia had an easy time of it.  Conrad had to do a practice one and Ami needed a little help from Dad.


Making the letters wasn’t hard, but getting the spacing right proved to be a challenge.



After they finished the outside, I told them they could make any fingerprint creature they wanted, except a bird since that’s what we put on our Christmas cards.  Then we passed them all around so we all had a chance to “sign” them.





Fingerprint art is so much fun and the possibilities are endless.

Jeremia did aliens. I did piggies. Conrad and Ami switched it up doing people, aliens, robots and finally caterpillars. Der did adorable jumping people.

We had fun and laughed a lot.  Good times!

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