What does the holidays mean to you? Is it special family time or perhaps giving to others in need? We all know the power of a simple gift can brighten someone’s day. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #bebetterbygiving #CollectiveBias
The Power of a Simple Gift
Nothing sparks the excitement of the holidays than seeing a simple smile. Especially if it’s from someone who is in need of one. This year, my son and I will take cookies to a local nursing home during the holidays. I know there are a few people who live there that don’t have anyone to spend the holidays with. So this will be special to them.
Last year, we took blankets to the same nursing home, and I can remember the smiles on their faces when we walked through the front door. All they saw were me and my son each carrying a box. They saw nothing in the boxes, just us walking in. I handed the box to the front desk person and told her what it was and then we left. I can just imagine how happy a few were when they were presented with a blanket.
When thinking what we could do for them this year, I came up with a box of cookies – something simple, yet meaningful. However, we couldn’t just take a box of cookies to them, we wanted to make it a little more special, so we made a holiday gift box to put cookies inside. Here’s how we did it.
DIY Holiday Gift-giving Box
First, we gathered our supplies: shoe box, paper to cover box, decorations, glue scissors, tape, etc.
Second, my son decorated the cover. He decided he wanted to make a turkey from his hand print. He was so excited about that part, and I thought it was a brilliant idea.
Third, I covered the box with the paper and he added some Thanksgiving stickers that I had from last year. Pretty simple.
Last, I put wax paper inside, then a small amount of shred and made dividers from white cardboard. Brody and I made some cookies and also bought some at the store. Giving doesn’t have to cost a lot to make it special.
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Brody and I will be delivering this box of cookies to the nursing home before Thanksgiving.
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If you’re also looking for a simple dessert to make for the holidays, I’ve got the best Old Fashion Strawberry Bread recipe that I’ve been making for years.