Imagine the scent of simmering pears, apples, oranges, cranberries, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, pine springs and bay leaves….maybe even a hint of peppermint ~
Yes, Christmas is in the air!
Create a gift of Scent ~ ‘Christmas Simmer‘ for your family, friends, neighbors, even a stranger, and someone who needs a little kindness this Holiday Season.
A ‘doorknob gift‘ is the perfect way to remain ‘socially distant‘ in 2020, bring a little joy to someone’s heart this Christmas and hang a gift on their doorknob ~ it is sure to bring a little piece of happiness to someone’s heart. …this ‘Christmas Simmer‘ gift would be perfect.
Gather the Ingredients
- fresh cranberries
- whole allspice
- whole cloves
- cinnamon sticks
- star anise
- fresh pine sprigs
- bay leaves
- and even candy cane peppermint
- Add a little of each ingredient into any creative packaging such as brown paper packages, cello wraps, a red stocking, a basket or my personal favorite a cotton string bag, (purchase here). Add an extra piece of fruit or two for a sweet treat to eat too! Be sure to wrap securely inside the packaging to keep the ingredients fresh. Deliver to family, friends, neighbors and strangers alike ~ place on their doorknob for a sweet smelling Christmas Simmer surprise! Don’t forget to print the instruction tag (shown below) onto cardstock, then cut-out, punch a hole in the top and tie onto each pretty package…..with baker’s twine of course.
Click ‘here’ to find a printable sheet of instructions.
Then create a handmade ornament in Classic Chalk Art Style (shown below) ~ to add to each Christmas Simmer doorknob gift, making it extra special!
Click ‘Here’ for a pattern. A gift from my heart and hands to yours.
Not sure what Classic Chalk Art Is???…..check out this blog post with a video how-to and free pattern (here)!
Why not decopauge the ‘Christmas Simmer’ instruction tag to the backside of the ornament…. adding an extra fun little touch!
Oh ….and don’t forget to make a Christmas Simmer for yourself.
Look for more ‘Door Knob Gifts‘ thru-out this Christmas Season on the Blog.
Lifting each other up this Christmas Season is so important and thinking of those folks who are alone, or grieving, or afraid or sad or are in need of a friend.
As we learned in Sunday School ~ when we lift each other up and share kindness we ourselves are lifted.
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” ~ Hebrews 13:2
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” ~ Galatians 6:9
Click below for a look back at ‘It’s All in the Presentation’ thru the years, we have gift wrappings, table settings and more!
Coming Soon ~ Holiday Touches to the Everyday 2020, Christmas Studio Tour, Handmade, Heartfelt & Homespun, and It’s a Wrap