Chocolate Makes Friends Happy

Galoshes has stopped by today to share a quick little gift idea with you.....

I like to have a basket of festive little gifts to hand out to unexpected company as well as a quick 'grab and take' gift for people that I might run into that day and want to express a holiday wish to. My sister-in-law and brother hosted the Thanksgiving dinner and I took one of these along just as a little thank you. My oldest grandson goes to preschool 2 days per week and so I will send one along with him for his teacher. There are a few neighbors that stop by during the holidays and so I like to have something handy to grab to offer as a nice holiday gesture. Since I mail out allot of packages from my sales of my etsy shop. I hope to create a smile by placing one in the mail box for our postal carrier. 

Who else is on my little holiday treat list?
Our Veterinary
The Librarian At Story Hour
The UPS Driver
The Postal Counter Worker { she is always crabby, so I like to do something nice for her to bring abit of warmth to her life!}
We have several Amish neighbors that will stop by through out the year with fresh produce and eggs, so I will make sure I treat them to this gift. 

And if I have them along and run into someone I haven't seen in awhile, I say, "Hey, I was just thinking about you and have something for you." Ok, so it's a bit of a fib, but it's nice to make someone feel special out of the blue.
Give this a try, I am sure you will find it fun and relaxing to work on, as well as a cost effective way to give alittle holiday cheer.

I purchased several family sized candy bars at Target for $1.50 each while they were on sale. I selected an assortment of different flavors, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and some with almonds added. I used Hershey’s, but you could use finer chocolate bars as well.

I took the wrapper off one of them and used it as a template. I looked through my old magazine stash for just the right pictures. I laid the wrapper on top of the picture and cut it out. Wrap the picture around the candy bar foil and use 2 sided tap to adhere it to itself. Then just trim it up with some pretty trimming or a tag and it's good to go. Just keep them in a cool place until you hand them out. Quick, inexpensive and handy to have on hand as a gift. Merry Christmas to all of you Mary Janes and Galoshes readers. 

Eat Chocolate & Be Happy. - Galoshes


  1. Lovely idea! thecoolkidsblog.com

  2. Love this idea and the festive header too. :)

  3. Fabulous idea! I'll have to try this. We've been visiting doctors and vets ALOT lately and this would be great to give as an appreciation of their patience with this stressed mama!

  4. I was tickled pink with this "specialty bar" idea and have alread clipped some cute magazine pictures. Just need to get some chocolate bars and then ready to go hand them out and look for a smile! Great Inspiration for a fast, easy, clever project~~

  5. great idea for those quick gifts like you mentioned...

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