Christmas Gift–North Pole Produce

I have one more really simple Christmas gift idea that I hope you like.  This gift is a bit healthier than some of the other gift ideas I have shared on here…*ahem!  That is a good thing…if you worry about all the sugar that is around during the Holiday Season and the sugar melt downs that can sometimes accompany them.

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I thought it would be fun to give someone some fruit from the exotic “North Pole Greenhouses”.  Oh…you didn’t know there were Greenhouses on the North Pole?  Well, there are…and most Christmas Oranges, poinsettas, holly, mistletoe and Reindeer Feed are grown right there.  Pretty awesome right?!

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Why not give someone the gift of some tasty and healthy North Pole produce.  Each piece of produce grown in the greenhouses comes with an authentic North Pole Greenhouse sticker certifying their “authenticity” (I use this term lightly because…well…you know) and is placed lovingly by one of the elf gardeners.  Simply wrap up the produce in a nice wooden crate like the one we made in this tutorial for the Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh Gift Set.

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If you don’t want to go to the extra trouble of making a cute little wooden crate (and seeing that Christmas is only 3 days away) you could put some fruit in a simple basket or even a bag and attach the gift tag to it.

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You can also add these North Pole Greenhouses produce stickers to any fruit that may end up in the Christmas Stockings.  I always love the fun little touches and surprises that just add to the Christmas magic.

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The printables I have, can be printed on sticker paper…or simply printed out on your printer on white paper.  I punched them out with a 3/4 inch paper punch, the same that I used on these Reindeer Nuggets, and then glue them onto the outside of the fruit.

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A little dab of Elmer’s White Glue should do the trick.  Just be sure to remove the sticker and wash the produce really well before eating…which you would hopefully do anyways.

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This is perfect for neighbor gifts, teacher gifts, friends and family.  If you are going to a Christmas Dinner…this would also be a fun hostess gift.

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If you would like to download the North Pole Produce Stickers and/or the Gift Tag, click on the link below.

{North Pole Produce Gift Printables}

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I grew up with getting an apple and an orange in our Christmas stockings and have continued the tradition with my own family.  This year they will be from the North Pole Greenhouses.

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What about you?  Does Santa leave you produce in your stocking on Christmas morning?

Santa’s Key

Looking for a last minute Christmas gift idea or some Christmas Décor?  I have one for you that you can literally put together in just a few minutes…Santa’s Key.

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Have you heard of Santa’s Magic Key?  The legend states that any old key, with Santa’s Magic, can open any door.  This allows Santa to get into homes who do not have a chimney or a fireplace.

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Hang the key on a door handle or display it in your home and Santa will be sure to find his way to deliver his gifts.  This is not a new idea, I just wanted to put my own twist on it.  I thought it would be nice to be able to display the key on our Christmas mantle.

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I simply took an old scrap of wood left over from this North Pole Crate I shared with you earlier, and cut it so that it fit the poem.  Then I sanded the wood down on the sides and the top and bottom so that it didn’t have any rough edges.

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Then I mod-podged the Santa’s Key Poem onto the wood block with a matte Mod Podge.  Wrap a pretty ribbon around the block with the key attached and tie it in a bow to hold it in place.

Or hang it from a door knob to display it in your home.  You can also just attach the poem and the Santa’s Magic Key tag and set it in a prominent area in your home.

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I think any young child or family would enjoy getting this unique gift.  And…it is something that can be given really inexpensively.

I couldn’t find the original source of the poem I used, and would love to link back to them if any of you know where I can find it.  I would love to give credit where it is due.

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If you would like to download the poem and/or the Santa’s Key tag you can click on the link below.

{Santa’s Key Tag and Poem}

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As always, I love to hear when you use on my these ideas.  I would love to see or hear about them.  Six more sleeps ‘till Christmas!

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Reindeer Feed Gift Idea

Three years ago (THREE years ago…how has it been this long?) I shared with you a fun little Christmas gift idea with you…Magic Reindeer Feed.  This is not a new idea, but I have been wanting to update the packaging from my earlier version.

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I love to give this to my little nieces and nephews at our annual GingerBread House Making Party for them to sprinkle on their lawns or snow on Christmas Eve.  They love it!  My kids have even given this to their friends for a little Christmas present.  It is such a simple gift, but one that most kids love to get.

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If you are unfamiliar with Reindeer Feed…the premise is that you sprinkle it on your lawn on Christmas Eve night.  It guides Santa’s Reindeer to your home.

To make the Reindeer Feed for the sacks, simply fill with Rolled Oats and some colored sprinkles (do not use glitter as the wild life may eat it and it can do serious damage to them).

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I simply stenciled some small linen bags, which I purchased at Michael’s, with the image of a Reindeer on one side of the bag and the words “Reindeer Feed”.  I am sharing the files for both stencils if you would like them.

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{ReindeerFeed}

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rudolpfIf you don’t want to make the little bags for the Reindeer Feed, you can simply put the Reindeer Feed in a little plastic gift bag and attach the reindeer feed gift tag.

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