Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Candy Cane Poem

For those of you who are Christian, you may be interested in this post. I just wrote a poem about the symbolism of the candy cane and created a printable file to help you make quick and easy gifts. If you are interested, here's the link to my freelance blog and the files. If you stamp your candy cane tags, let me know where I can view the final product. *excited grin*

I created three dozen gift sacks for teacher appreciation gifts. I got cute little Christmas sacks at Target (12 for $1.99; they had 16 kraft sacks for 3-4 bucks, I think), stapled the poem to it, placed a red or green jingle bell ornament (atTarget, 6 for $4.99 less 20% sale--I had to buy metallic ribbon to tie on) inside with two candy canes (75 minis for $1.99). With my Target discount and sale price on ornaments, it came out to about $1.05 per teacher. Not baaaad. (The ornament goes with the following story: The Symbols of Christmas.)

Disclaimer: Because I was making 3 dozen, I didn't stamp the bags or the tags. I was saving myself time and sanity.

4 comments:

JazzyH said...

Thanks for sharing. That is great.

Lorraine said...

I used to give out Candy Canes to my religion class with a simular poem attached. nice job.

Gabby said...

Oh Alana...thanks for sharing! I have to make something like this for my DS's classmates! I'm sure they'll appreciate the candy cane poem and symbolism.

Laurie Unger said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing!