A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you my idea to send advent spice boxes to my out of town relatives. I shared my list of recipes along with the spices that I would be including in their packages. Today, I’d like to share with you how I assembled all of this for my family!
The first thing that had to be done was to package the bulk spices into “individual-sized” packages. I found some clear bags that were heftier and a better aspect ratio than the bags you would find in the grocery store. I also printed up some Spice Advent Labels to make things look a bit more professional.
Then, I needed to find a way to wrap all of these bags of spices. Aha! I had purchased these little goodies from Pick Your Plum. Perfect!
Then, I typed a Spice Advent Introduction Letter and created this recipe book from the recipes I selected in my earlier post. This letter and recipe book were wrapped together along with some sun-dried tomato powder for Day 1’s present (Dec 1).
Let me tell ya, this worked out pretty well and I figured that the cost per family (including shipping) was approximately $32.00.
- If you’d like to make a similar box for your family, feel free to use my introduction letter and my spice labels. The spice labels were printed off on avery labels and you will need to adjust the print paper size to 4″x6″ if you want this file to print onto those labels.
- I can’t share my recipe book with you because I did not get permission to re-print the recipes from other sites. My first post has links to all of the recipes so you can download the recipes and format them for your recipients.
- This would also be a great epiphany box that could be opened on Dec 25 with a gift/day for the 12 days of Christmas.