Christmas will be here in just 2 weeks! In our family, Christmas is huge, huge, huge. We have 3 days filled with family, love, fun, happiness, food and presents. The 23rd is at our home, the 24th at my in-laws and the 25th at my parents. It is pretty amazing for an adult, let alone how magical it must be for the kids.
To us, Christmas is about family and love. Of course it is about the presents and the food too, but those would not matter if we did not have our family to share them with. We will be enjoying our family and appreciating the love and support we have year round from our loved ones.
|My little helper :)|
Tomorrow is my husband’s grandparent’s 54th Annual Christmas party! It is truly something we look forward to every year. It is fun for all ages and filled with laughter, love and food. ;) Everyone brings a dish – so there is enough food for a small army! We will be bringing Mississippi Sin Dip and Pretzel Kisses, both of which my 2 year old (he turns 3 on Monday, but until then he is still my 2 year old. Haha) will be helping me make. :)
|Look at his skills! I think he only ate 3 of the kisses he opened, pretty impressive. :)|
12 oz bag of Hershey’s Kisses - You will have leftover Kisses, the agony! ;)
9 oz bag Snyder’s Butter Snaps – Again, you will have leftovers
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Place wax paper on baking sheet, spread out pretzels evenly
3. Top each pretzel with a Hershey’s Kiss
4. Bake for 5-7 minutes, until chocolate is soft but not melting completely
5. Carefully place a pretzel on top of each Kiss and press down gently
6. Let cool
This year we will be giving back to our community by helping out a friend of ours who does not have the financial means to give their children a present-filled Christmas this year. Although Christmas is not just about the presents, I do believe every child should be able to experience the magic of Santa Claus. Over 16 million children in America live in families that are caught between poverty wages and a livable income – which means they don’t necessarily need public assistance; it just means they have a harder time during the holidays.
Right now, Champions for Kids, is running a campaign; Disney Stocking Stuffer Celebration. They are encouraging anyone who is able to help to put together a Disney themed stocking for children in need this holiday season. We will be shopping at Walmart for all of our Disney items, as they have a large selection of Disney items and their prices are pretty much unbeatable. Make sure to come back next week to check out our shopping trip to put the stockings together, I am so excited!
Also, if you are interested in learning more about Champions for Kids or their current campaign, check out their website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter. There will also be a Twitter party on 12/15/2011 at 9:00pm EST, you can join the fun using hashtag #DisneyCFK
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