Extra Festive

This is what it looks like when you try to fit in your Christmas traditions into one weekend before you leave for your trip.  Within the last two weeks I went around to my favorite holiday spots, baked cookies, sipped gingerbread lattes, blasted Christmas music and binge watched holiday specials.  If you’re tight on time like I was, here are some simple holiday cookies and gifts that are easy to make and are definitely festive and don’t cost much! 

1. Rifle Paper Co. Holiday Cards

Anything from Rifle Paper Co. is amazing! All of their cards are simple and cute, but the best part is that they’re made in the USA. The hand illustration design gives the card a special touch. This particular set has a nutcracker design, but they offer a wide range of designs that will make you very merry! Just receiving a sweet Christmas card can really brighten you day.  You can get this holiday card set along with other designs at www.riflepaperco.com, amazon or any stationary store.

2. Hammond’s Candy and Chocolate

Target is really stepping up their game in the home and holiday departments, and this is where I found Hammond’s. I first fell in love with its vintage, but sophisticated packaging.  They carry a variety of treats from chocolate bars, candy canes, brittle and lollipops. You can get these sweet treats at target, all for under $3 each!

3. Homemade treats and cookies

I decided to make these cookies because they were super easy to make, but festive nonetheless. Because I had no time I wanted something that was sweet and cute, didn't need much decorating. Cookies are a great gift to give, especially if you give an assortment and them put into a burlap bag wrapped in a ribbon.

I wish everyone peace and joy this Christmas season and remember that the best gift is the time you spend with family and friends!