Yesterday the reindeer picked up the parcel to deliver to the boys. (Those icy, snow-covered roads were no deterrent to Santa's magical flying creatures!)
The bags were filled with an assortment of tasty/useful/useless items including these rice bag hand warmers. This idea came to me last Saturday while waiting in the cold for our Christmas parade - wish I'd had some then! To make the hand warmers, I cut 2 pairs of 3-1/2" squares of cotton...
The Avery site has lots of label templates and I chose some festive ones to jazz up the presentation.
patchwork rice bags here if you'd like to try one.
The pattern for the Santa Bags may be found here and the tags are at Brooklyn Limestone.
The parcel also went with an advent calendar, containers of Christmas baking, and adorable Baby Bel cheeses with Christmas motifs. It arrived around suppertime and to say the boys had fun is an understatement; a text message and a dozen or so happy emails is testament to that. Exams start next week and hopefully there will be a cookie or two left to nibble on during late nights of studying. In the end, it wouldn't matter what was sent because ultimately those bags were simply filled with love and a reminder of home -whether it be Amherst, Inverness or Ottawa- and family...which is what Christmas is all about.