Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas gifts for children's friends - Rudolph's Spare Nose + Printable

No one told me, when I left the hospital with my babies, that I'd have to come up with 20 to 30 little 'thank you' gifts for my kid's school and kindy friends. I think I tried getting my daughter to write out her friend's name and her name on about 20-odd Christmas cards in her first Kindergarten year and that wasn't going to work so I've been trying to find little ways, that are dead easy for me (and them I suppose) to say a little thank you to their friends at Christmas time and to thank them for being their friend through their school (or kindy) year. These things would also work well with Girl Guide or Scout's friends, sporting teams, ballet classes, whatever the occasion where you need a bulk amount of gifts in a small amount of time.

I found these really big choc orange candy balls (or "Jaffa" balls) from a confectionery warehouse. You could use a normal sized Jaffa or even a red raspberry lolly. I also had a stash of small ziplock bags from last year. You can pick them up from a dollar store for about $2 for 100.

I got my son to write his name and I scanned it into the computer and saved as a .jpg file. I then found a really cute "Rudolph" poem and clip art image of Rudolph, put it into a Microsoft Word table, printed it and stapled it to the plastic bag. From what I heard, the Kindy friends loved them. And for your enjoyment, a printable for you to do your own tags.


I'm linking up with one of my most favourite blogs Design Dazzle.



  1. I know isn't it crazy how many little treats you have to come up with? These are simple adorable!

  2. These are such a cute & clever idea. Thanks Anne, I'll be using these in 2 weeks (yep, we still have 2 week to go).
    x Marnie

  3. I love your new blog design. That is a great picture of your kids. This craft is really cute too. If only I knew what the hell a Jaffa ball was. ;)

  4. Love this idea. May use it next year - we are giving holiday stickers in our cards for classmates this year.

    deb @ home life simplified

  5. I'll be pinning this one for next year. very cute.

  6. What an absolutely adorable idea.
    It's hard isnt it. At my boys scholl you are encouraged that if you are going to give a gift to more than a few firends, that you do both classes. Thats 2 kids x 4 classes = 120 gifts. Arghhhh I have a bust weekend ahead of me :) xxx

  7. Stinkin adorable!I am hosting my first EVAH link party this weekend. It is up and running now and I would love for you to come link up some of your projects!

    Kim @ Too Much Time

  8. Great ideas Anne for the end of year gifts ... only one of mine does it still (Thank god!).

  9. I just shared your idea on FB. Thanks for linking to our party! We would love to feature you on our post "my favorites" - but you need to be linked to our blog.

  10. These are so cute!!! I have just spent days making something similar for my boys to hand out at school from something I saw on Pinterest. Thank you so much for linking up!


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