We're trying the same tradition with our little one. Plus I want to have a few yummy small gifts to take on-the-go to the O.B. Christmas parade & December Nights ('Christmas on the Prado'). The added bonus is the ripe citrus fruits just outside our front door - Christmas in So. Cal. means citrus! Lemons & limes make gifts for parents and goodie bags are for the kids.
The card and a piece of custom-stamped vintage cream cardstock (so cute!) came first - crafted with love when I had more time. (The back of the card has 'Handmade with Love' stamped in cream.) For the bag, I needed something to literally grab & go from the cupboard in a snap - Unbleached Natural Waxed Paper Bags, small chocolate pretzels, tiny candy canes, a Cutie tangerine, and a tiny organic apple - whammo - stapled shut (with a few finishes on the tag).
I'll save this one for us for St. Nicolas Day. And I have five more pieces of my custom paper for gifts for friends we meet up with at outdoor holiday events - perfect snacks to keep you refreshed & away from pricey food vendors. I can make more cards if there's time, or add a quick sentiment to the bottom of the tag on the gift. I'm lovin' it.
stamps - PTI Holiday Button Bits, Fruitful, Fruitful Sentiments, Borders & Corners - Square, Background Basics: Retro (candy cane stamps source unknown - cheap-os)
paper - PTI chocolate, scarlet, cream
ink - PTI chocolate, scarlet, orangerie, sunset, leaf, chartreuse, cream; Tim Holtz linen distress ink
ribbon - PTI scarlet saddle stitch, scarlet satin, cream twill; vintage cream twine
accents - PTI vintage orange & leaf buttons
tools - Marvy giga scalloped square punch; Cutterbee scissors; Glue dots; Tombow mono adhesive; foam dimensionals; stapler; Copic markers