For years and years and years I have made homemade goodies for my family, Pat's family and our friends. It has been one of those holiday activities, or traditions, I've always looked forward to each and every year.
This year I felt burned-out. Not sure why, but I couldn't seem to muster up the energy to cook batches and batches of goodies to package up and mail to everyone.
So this year I just cooked a little and shared it with a few; such as the ladies at the bank.
The ladies who treat me like I'm their friend when I stop by.
The ladies who always smile and want to know how my day has been. I truly love those ladies at the bank.
This year I made one batch of sugar pecans and divided the nuts between these cute little boxes.
I made one batch of peanut brittle and divided it between these cute little paper bags.
I made one batch of chocolate chip cookies and filled these fun little Chinese take-out boxes.
And I made one batch of fudge and filled these cute blue boxes.
Then I dug through my stash of gift bags and found wonderful bags with Christmas songs printed on both sides.
And finally, all of the goodies were put into each bag and delivered to the ladies at the bank.
It wasn't much, just a small handful of sugar pecans, several pieces of peanut brittle, four pieces of fudge and just over half a dozen cookies.
When I got to the bank, the ladies were surprised and so excited to receive an unexpected gift; making it worth staying up until midnight preparing everything.