The Christmas in July gifts for me and Flea finally arrived in the post! I raced home from the post office to unwrap the box… with Flea’s help 😉
Our Secret Santa (SS) was very generous!!!
Christmas in July 2013
Inside the box we found…
- two small boxes (a pink one and a blue one, for Flea and the new boys respectively) filled with all manner of tasty ratty treats: mini Marie biscuits, choc-coated sunflower seeds, yoghurt drops and rooibos biscuits
- three cute rat-themed decals
- the Ratatouille movie DVD (which we’ve never watched before, shame on us!)
- a fleecy tunnel for the rat cage
- and a stunning necklace for me!
Flea tastes her first-ever yogi
My gorgeous new necklace
Rat treats in a jar with a ratty decal
That was the best fun I’ve had in the middle of winter in a long time
Count me in for next year’s one!
As Christmas has rolled around (just saying that makes me think of the rolling around we’re likely to do after Christmas… all those festive feasts!), I’ve found an opportunity to accomplish another of the goals on my list. This time it was #43: Give someone a handmade gift. I’ve baked several batches of my favourite ginger biscuits and packaged them like this:
I popped packets of 10 biscuits, tied with tinsel (or ribbon), inside small brown paper bags. Then, using mini wooden pegs from a craft shop, I pegged a pretty teabag (from Pukka) onto the bag.
As a final touch, I decorated the pegs with small silver charms of teabags, teapots and teacups:
I’ve given these to quite a few friends I’ve seen so far, and plan on making a few more batches tomorrow in time for handing out on Christmas day. Homemade treats are such a cost-effective way of giving gifts, and the extra touches with the presentation have drawn as many exclamations of ‘Oh, wow!’ as the biscuits themselves!