I am not sure how I feel about the tradition of kids giving each other cards and treats at Christmas.
The fact that my kids are coming home with chocolates and candy canes and a zillion cards each day is sweet, but seems a little overwhelming sometimes. But it is the end of the school year here so giving friends a little something to say ‘thanks for being a great friend and see you next year’ is a lovely thing to do… except that it seems you give one to everyone in your class and with three kids at school, and one at preschool, that’s 100 cards and gifts!
I’m trying not to be all ‘bah humbug’ about it, but I also don’t want to take on another huge project at this time of the year, so we are keeping it simple. My kids requested candy canes to give out, so I’ve made some cute printable Christmas treat toppers to add to the candy canes.
We bought our Christmas penguins from last year’s gift tags out of retirement for this project, and these cute little guys are sized just right to be stapled to the top of a small candy cane packet. They also fit nicely on a Freddo Frog or similar, or one of those yummy popping candy elves!
This is an A4 pdf file. If you are using US letter sized paper make sure you choose ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Simply print, cut out, fold, write on the back, staple to the top of your treats and you’re ready to go!
Do your kids give Christmas cards of gifts to their friends?
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