Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Scents

Here is idea #1 for making gifts for others all while spending time together.
For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:15

We actually recieved this gift from our sweet friends the hymans last year.
I've thought about it all year and couldn't wait to pass along to more friends this year.

All you need is:

1 orange & 1 lemon

4 cinnamon sticks

6 bay leaves

a handful of cloves

Place in a bag with these directions:

cut fruit into quarters, and place in a pan with water and spices.

We've made them for teachers, neighbors, & co-workers

in hopes that they too will enjoy the joy of the season.

It's also been fun getting the boys in on the making & giving action.

As most of you know, I'm all about homemade gifts and would absolutely LOVE more ideas!

So if you have some, please share them!


mama b said...

love it love it love it! that's much better than the traditional cookie mix in a jar gift. everyone loves a nice christmasy smell in their house! it doesn't surprise me one bit that shannon did that. :)

for a very cheap and easy gift, i like pouring hot cocoa powder in a cute jar and wrapping christmas ribbon around the top with some jingle bells tied as well.

Jenn said...

Oh this sounds delightful!