It’s tradition that has always made Christmas special for me. Every year I follow the same festive schedule of tree decorating, carolling and various other holiday activities. One such holiday activity that is dear to my heart is our annual Christmas Cookie Exchange. This relatively new tradition was started a few years ago within my close-knit circle of friends and we’re still keeping the spirit alive this weekend.
Our cookie exchange is a great start to the Christmas lineup of activities and really gets us into the festive mood. We each bake two dozen of our favourite cookies and bring them to the party. One dozen of the cookies from each guest is set out for sampling with tea and champagne while the rest it stored for guests to take home. Not only does this event provide tasty treats on the day, but also an assortment of delicious biscuits to be enjoyed throughout December.
While we haven’t done this in the past, I’ve decided to include a recipe card into this year’s exchange. What better way to try out a new recipe than with one a friend has tried and tested before! I’ll be requesting each guest to fill out a recipe card for each guest. At the exchange we’ll gather one of every recipe and store them in an easy-to-make envelope folder.
To make the envelope folder I slid two envelopes into one another, using the adhesive strip to secure the flap at the back. When assembled the envelope folder provides the perfect place to store the postcard size recipe cards.
This week’s DIY includes an invitation, recipe card and table card to label the different cookies on display. I’ve also provided some simple labels to dress up the recipe folders and craft paper takeaway bags. I’ve already gathered the ingredients for my favourite chocolate ginger cookies and can’t wait to get baking this weekend!
Happy crafting (and baking)!
Bianca from Lucky No. 9
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