So, last year I was stunned to discover a series of crumpled Christmas cards at the bottom of Maxi’s school bag. “Oh no! They’re doing a card for every kid in the class?!” I panicked. I then went a bit crazy to make up for not being the first one out with the Christmas cards. As you do.
Which of course means that my panicked reaction has set the bar and this year the little faces were saying “what are we giving to every kid in the class this year, Oh Mum Who Should Know Better?”
So I stole this idea from Zoe at A Personal Touch via Pinterest and on the weekend we took breaks from decking the halls to fill bags with reindeer noses. As you do. We were like a little conveyor belt, churning out reindeer noses. Putting the kids to work was immensely satisfying.
There is a little personal Christmas message on the back of each label for each child. I started delicately clipping love heart holes and gently tying each label on with ribbon, but I was totally over that $%#@# fiddly job by about bag 12 so out came the stapler, snap, snap, snap. Is it wrong to, um, choose the kids who would get the special-ribbon noses?
Regardless, to say these little bags of festive cheer were a hit with the kids would be an understatement.
* Please, please say “a card” or “what are you, crazy, you stupid woman, I’m doing absolutely nothing. NOTHING.”
If you want to make your own reindeer labels, you can download the ones I made here.
Other ideas for Christmas gifts for little friends