Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Sixth Day of Christmas

I love putting baskets together to give to friends and neighbors. The baskets are round, oval and rectangle in shape. I love finding the perfect things to fill them. These are filled with a Santa or snowman tealight candle holder, tealight candles, guest soap, small paper napkins to match, ornaments, chocolates, various chocolate covered pretzels & rice treats, candy canes, and the magic reindeer food packet. I add our hand-stamped Christmas card to each basket as I delivered them to everyone.

The Magic Reindeer Food is a legend from long ago. It is told that if you take this "magic" food and sprinkle it in the lawn or driveway of your home on Christmas Eve, it will help the reindeer find your home by the smell of oats and the sugar sparkling in the moonlight. When you awake on Christmas morning, there will be gifts from Santa. Here is the one I made to be included in my baskets this year.

Place the following each medium cello bag
1/2 c. dry oats
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup red sugar (like you used for decorating cookies)
Gently mix together. Fold top down and staple closed.

The poem for the topper reads:
Magic Reindeer Food
On Christmas Eve, take this magic food and sprinkle on your lawn,
You will be sleeping as Santa's reindeer travel miles before the dawn.
The smell of oatsand the glittery path will guide them on their way,
And you'll wake up to Santa's gifts on Christmas Day!

Stamp Set: Merry & Bright
Paper: Real Red - 5" x 4-1/4"; Whisper White for printing poem from computer;
Creamy Caramel for Scalloped Circle Punch
Ink: Soft Sky (snowflakes); Basic Black (reindeer)
Other: Medium Cello Bags, Stapler

All supplies Stampin' Up! except for stapler
and magic reindeer food mix.

Thanks for looking and I hope you liked these projects.

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