Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday gifts

The girls and I had a great time making our Pretzel Hugs again this year. It has become quite a fun little December tradition in our house. :)


I found these adorable glass Christmas trees at Target and knew they would be perfect to hold my tasty little treats. Now all I needed was a tag...


Perfect! Love that little snowman of mine. I just pulled up his picture and added some text and a frame in Photoshop...


and then put two pics together and developed them as a 4x6.


A fun and simple gift for friends and neighbors.


We drove around listening to the Chipmunks Christmas CD in the rain last night (man has it ever been raining here!) and delivered our little gifts. The girls were simply giddy running up to doorsteps and handing out treats and telling everyone Merry Christmas. And I was simply giddy watching them.

23 comments:

mel @ the larson lingo said...

I think I will be going to the store tomorrow to get supplies for these pretzel hugs! Yum! And, those glass jars....how did I not see these at my Target?!?!? LOVE them! Your tag is adorable also! Merry Christmas!

Jill said...

those pretzle hugs look so good. Next year I will have to try andget some of them sent over to Australia they look so good. The glass jars look so cute. What lovley gifts

Erika said...

oh, that's amazing! i am catching up on all your posts because we were out of town. who do you deliver your pretzel hugs to? i swear, you have the BEST ideas, erin!!!

Traci said...

The pretzel hugs look delicious, but not as delicious as that little man of yours! That is the cuttest picture EVER.

dee said...

I LOVE the gifts AND the tags!!

Becky said...

You are so clever and amazing! What a fun treat. We are just off to San Diego ... driving this year so we can stop at Vegas for the Vegas Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl tomorrow night in San Diego. Indeed a Merry Christmas for the boys in the family! Hope you have a wonderful, Merry Christmas.

Vanessa said...

Ohhhhhh how i wished i was your neighbor =)
They look soooooo yummie!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

3boys2girls said...

We made some hugs this year, thanks for the yummy idea!! Too bad not many neighbors got any because we ate them all!! See you in Santa Clara!

Shari said...

Um, we devoured them in about 4 minutes flat. Not even joking. I need to know how to make them.

Katrina @ mommyninetimes.blogspot.com said...

How adorable that photo of your little man is!! You sure are creative. I would never know how to photoshop that in....
And those treats make such a nice gift, especially in the glass Christmas tree container.
Hey, does south Orange County count as being your neighbor? LOL I want me one of those trees!!!
Yes, the rain has been crazy, hasn't it? And the wind. We have fallen trees all over our little town. So sad for the trees. But I'll admit that I'm seriously loving this crazy storm. I guess because it's something that doesn't happen often where we live. I guess it's supposed to let up on Thursday, though, right? So Christmas Day should be nice.
Merry Christmas to you!

Amy said...

I've been to 2 different stores and cannot find Hugs! Every other kind of Kiss, but no Hugs!! I want to make these with my kiddos this year! Love your tag. That picture of Kole has to be one of the cutest snowmen I have ever seen. Merry Christmas!!

Lainee said...

Such a cute tag, I wish I was your neighbor!! Merry Christmas!

Nicole said...

Love the recipe. SO easy, yet lets them help. Looks like very little mess too. I like that!

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

That is the cutest gift tag! I love that you used Kole's picture!

I can't find the candycane kisses to make these anywhere! They are the best!

Queen April said...

You are awesome. Love the whole idea....What is the recipe....Love it, love it, love it. Wish I was your neighbor also...We'd be the best of friends....lol

Kelli said...

Those pretzel hugs are just delicious...I need to make some. I love the little gift and of course the cute tag. I'm sure your neighbors and friends will be very happy.

Josie said...

Ok, that is by FAR the CUTEST your pretzel hugs have ever looked! LOVE that darling little snowman tag! I could just kiss the screen! Glad you are enjoying the festivities even in the rain! :)

Hopie said...

It is OBSCENE how many of those pretzels I have ate in past years. Really, quite amazing!!!! haha!!! Merry Christmas!!!!

Kath said...

Note to self: must make Christmas hugs!!

Keshet said...

Oh, he is the cutest! And those look delicious!

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh...can I just borrow him for a few days? PLEASE? Just put him on the plane, and I'll be there to pick him up.

Libby said...

We made pretzel hugs for gifts this year, and gave them to just about everyone we know! I fixed them in small mason jars, and just made a cute tag on my cricut. Everyone raved about them!! My husband even took a bag of them to work to share, and said everyone just fell in love! Thank you so much for the idea!

Erin said...

Yea! I'm so happy to hear that Libby! :)