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I love the holiday season! One way our family spreads love & holiday cheer is by making handmade gifts for our neighbors & friends. Let me show you how easy this Hot Cocoa Neighbor Gift Idea was to put together with a little help from American Greetings.

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American Greeting is having fun this holiday season. They are making it easy for people to "Elf" their friends, neighbors, coworkers, favorite teachers & family. You may wonder what “Elfing” is! Well, let me tell you. 😉 It’s creating a small gift using a festive bag or small basket filling it with M&M’s or other holiday treats, an American Greetings card or even this hot cocoa gift jar, & then leaving the gift on a neighbor’s porch or on a teacher’s desk with a cute printable. You can print out this cute “You’ve Been Elfed” tag right {HERE}! You can also find a poem to go along with it & an “I’ve Been Elfed” hang tag to hang on their door, too.


Annnnd be sure to enter this fun holiday sweepstakes!

American Greetings #MerryAndBright Sweepstakes

Alright, let me show you how easy these are to put together.

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craft supplies:
mason jar
American Greeting wrapping paper
American Greeting tissue paper
American Greeting curling ribbon 
American Greeting curly bow
paper clips or mini clothespins
paper trimmer
mini hole puncher
small chalkboard circles
vinyl lettering & snowflakes
fine tipped scissors

hot cocoa ingredients:
1/2 cup hot cocoa powder
1/2 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup chocolate chips
soft peppermints

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If you’ve read my blog before you know that don’t always use wrapping paper to wrap presents. It’s a craft supply, too. ha! I’ve used wrapping paper to make a cute photo memory board & a fun sticker collection book. For this project I chose some fun snowman wrapping paper from American Greetings.

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I cut out the snowmen using some fine tipped scissors & then glued them onto some cardstock.

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I added some fun vinyl snowflakes.

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Then I punched two small holes with a mini hole punch at the top.

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Layer all of your hot cocoa ingredients into your jar.

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Put on the lid, tie the tag on with some curly ribbon & clip on the “add warm milk” tag.

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Stick your hot cocoa in a fun gift bag, attach the You’ve Been Elfed tag & leave on a neighbor’s front porch. 🙂

gift ideas

There are tons of ways to make the holidays #merryandbright, & American Greetings has an amazing selection of greeting cards, gift wrap, stickers, tissue & adorable holiday bags to help YOU celebrate this Christmas season. With Walmart’s super low prices & American Greetings’ bright, festive products you can find everything YOU need to create fun gifts for family & friends. Look for the bright displays in the card section. You can’t miss it! Annnnnnd be sure to check out this offer for $2.00 back on American Greetings cards before you shop. 🙂

American Greetings at Walmart

You can find more merry & bright inspiration right {HERE}.
Annnnd for even more holiday ideas to inspire check out
Blue Mountain with their 12 Days of Christmas inspiration.
Which idea if your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.

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