That's right, this mom.
Trying to be clever and avoid using the expected candy cane filler, I decided to put together a 'write a letter to Santa kit' for the Christmas party goodie bags.
So, I headed to the dollar store and Michaels to pick up some supplies.
At the dollar store, I bought pencils, erasers, a snowflake-I'd like to think that the letters can be sent via snowflake to the North Pole (a stretch I know but I needed to fill the bags frugally and for a dollar a pack, those snowflakes will work).
At Michaels, I bought a package of decorative paper for $2.50 and some bubbles for $3 (mostly because they came in a pack of 18 and that's how many goodie bags I needed to fill).
For each goodie bag, I rolled up 2 sheets of paper and tied a tag that said: 'WRITE A LETTER TO SANTA KIT' so the parents knew what the goodie bags were for.
And, since I was already in an ornament making sweat shop, I decided to make monogrammed ornaments for each of Grace's classmates all18 of them!
With a budge of almost nothing, I had to make name tags as well. I thought these paint chip ornament tags were perfect.
18 goodie bags for .77 cents a piece, $14 total.
Now I'm off to go and deliver them...on a snowflake :)