Merry Christmas & Quick Christmas Candy Jars

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Hi Stamping Friends!

I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful holiday with family & friends! 

Today, I'm trying to focus on the true meaning of Christmas and let go of my unrealistic expectations. It seems like many, many things are not turning out the way I had imagined them.  I didn't get all of my special Christmas decorations put out this year—I barely got the tree up last week. I didn't send out as many cards as I had intended to. I never drove around to see Christmas lights.  There was no "White Christmas" here in Fort Wayne.  I never had a chance to make Christmas cookies.  And, I've been sick on the days that I should be relaxing and enjoying most. My "undone" list goes on and on…

But, I know that none of that stuff matters anyway.  The important part is that I'll be with people I love today and I'll be sending special Christmas blessings to those who can't be here.  The important part is that we are all safe and have no health dramas going on. The important part is that I can be kissed by my husband and snuggled by my dog and hugged by my nieces and nephew.

So, I'm putting on my "good enough" Christmas hat and deciding to embrace all of the gifts that I have been blessed with today!  It is a great day!

Merry Christmas, my Stamping Friends!  May you enjoying all of the true blessings on this special day!


I did have some time to put together a simple Christmas gift for my neighbors.

Neighbors gift - candy jars 1

I created some Christmas candy jars with some inexpensive bottles from Target.  Each was filled with Hershey's Kisses and Rolos wrapped in holiday colors.

Neighbors gift - candy jars 6 

Jar Wrap—This was a great way to use up some of my leftover Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper!  I wrapped a 2-1/4" x 10" piece around the jar and adhered with Sticky Strip. 

Neighbors gift - candy jars 3 

Lid Décor—The 1-3/4" Circle Punch was the perfect size to punch out a matching piece of DSP to cover the lids! 

Neighbors gift - candy jars 4 

Tree Accent—I wanted to "spruce" up the outside, but I needed to keep it simple.  I punched a tree shape from Garden Green card stock with the Tree Punch, embossed it with the Decorative Dots Folder, then added a Champagne Glimmer Paper star.  The shapes are both popped with Dimensionals.

Neighbors gift - candy jars 5 

Tag & Bow—I tied a Real Red Woven Satin bow around the neck of the jar, then added a Merry Everything tag, inked in Garden Green and punched with the Note Tag punch.  The tag is attached with some White Baker's Twine. 

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I really love the way these gifts turned out and they were so quick & easy to make!  I like to keep empty jars like this on hand because this is a fantastic idea for a quick, last-minute gift for any occasion! 

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2 thoughts on “Merry Christmas & Quick Christmas Candy Jars”

  1. Merry Christmas Angie!!!
    Very well said about the letting go of the “unrealistic expectations”!!! I wear the “good enough” hat as well. Holidays are much more enjoyable and less anxiety and stress when you can just “let it go” and not worry about the nitty gritty and focus on what matters the most… the love, warmth, togetherness of family!! I am glad you are able to enjoy Christmas!!!! 🙂
    Your neighbors will be blessed also with your thoughtful and adorable gift!! Thank you for sharing with your e-neighbors!!! 🙂
    Christmas e-hugz,


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