12.12.2012

Christmas Festive-ness!

*Today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a Datevitation coupon book.
One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is the extra baking I get to do to give out as gifts to our friends, family and co-workers. I made these chocolate filled cookie cutters, so they get two gifts in one, some chocolate and then a cookie cutter they can use this and the following Christmas seasons. 
The cookie cutters. 

Melt chocolate and be sure not to burn it. 



I also melted white chocolate

I crushed up some peppermint sticks to sprinkle on the top of the melted chocolate.






We also are addressing and sending out our Christmas cards this week too. Here is our Christmas card! I won a giveaway for a Christmas card from Jillian's Etsy shop, Bella Carta Boutique. She was great to work with, prompt with her emails and they came super fast. If any of you are looking for Christmas cards next time, I definitely recommend Jillian.

That's a bit of festive-ness for you all today! Ill have more Christmas festive-ness for you next week here on the blog because it is my second annual Christmas cookie week, 5 days, 5 different Christmas cookies. 

48 comments:

angie said...

What a cute christmas card!!!

Alissa said...

Oh my gosh this is such a great idea! I wouldn't have thought of this!

Helene said...

love the christmas card!! love the idea of using the cookie cutters, so creative!

The Granberrys said...

I wish I had the motivation to bake more! Your card is way cute- love it!

Sarah said...

Very cute card! And those candies are a great idea...can't wait for Christmas cookie week next week! We're baking, okay by we I mean me, cookies all day Saturday. Wish me luck!

Lulu Soler said...

What a great treat @ Christmas - my kiddos would love it! Would love for you to visit my blog, doing a Stella & Dot give away!

XO Lulu
www.simplylulustyle.com

Kirsten Wiemer said...

love these cookies, or chocolate or whatever goodness they are, i want them!

K

TheTinyHeart said...

What an easy and great idea! Your Christmas card came out adorable :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Earrings Giveaway!

erica said...

Such a cute idea! I did this a couple years ago with fudge but never thought to do it with chocolate. xx

Sophie said...

yum those little chocolate cookies look so damn good! i could scoff a couple of those down right now haha. and your christmas card is adorable! x

Jessica said...

Cute card! Yup, one of my favorite things about the holidays is baking. And I usually end up giving most of my baked goods away so I don't eat them all : )

CALLIE said...

Loving your sweet Christmas Card!

Faith said...

i love your Christmas card! i really need to do something neat like this next year :)

Kalie said...

If you haven't already, don't put the chocolate with candy canes in the fridge. I made truffles with crushed candy canes on the outside, and it sort of melted and definitely is not in pretty pieces anymore! :(

christina said...

I make some mean sugar cookies, with that said we have soooooooooooooooo make cookies cutters. I never though to put melted chocolate in them! I am doing this asap. my kids would flip for this :)

Margaret F said...

such a cute card. I hope your chocolates turned out better than my cookies :) I tried to use cookie cutters and it was a COMPLETE fail ;) Have a great day!

Sarah and Stewart said...

Love your Christmas card! Happy Holidays!

Stephanie said...

Aw your cards are so sweet! I love them!

SHAYNA said...

What a great idea! I love it!

birdie to be said...

I absolutely love your sweet picture. We just sent ours out too!

All At Once said...

Oh my goodness! You are so crafty with the cute baked good! I love Christmas time and all of the festive treats. I made fudge a couple of nights ago and we are all still enjoying it. yummm!!

What a sweet Christmas photo! You are a beautiful couple.

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

You are so clever - love that idea!!

Love the photo of you two as well :)

Rachel Ashely said...

Very clever! Your Christmas photo is darling too!

XO,
Rachel Ashley
http://fashionablyliving.com

Always Maylee said...

Such cute cookies.. but your christmas card is just adorable!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

ruthy ann said...

It's never good to read your food posts in the morning! Lol and I love your card. Super cute

Treasure Tromp said...

what beautiful cards!! now excuse me as I go make some holiday sweets ...

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I just LOVE you card - great pic of you guys and I love the design too!

carrieburke said...

I love making homemade candies and baked goods to give out as Christmas presents! It's one of my favorite parts of the holiday!

Carrie
http://lego-house.blogspot.com

Shannon Page said...

These look fantastic!!! Both the cookies and the cards!:)

Allison said...

Those look amazing Meg! And I love your Christmas card. :)

Stephanie said...

What a great picture of you two! And oh my word, those little treats look amazing!

Jessica said...

so adorable!! and festive

Jessica
http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

Kelley Gilster said...

those look delicious!!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Love the card!!

Lindsay {LL Styling} said...

This is such a great idea! I love Christmas bark too!

Courtney B said...

SOOOO cute! I love the idea of making Christmas bark in cookie cutters!
LOVE all the Christmas-y festivities :)

wHiT | Black Little Button blog said...

love your card dear! :) Those gifts look scrumptious :)
-wHiT

Nikki said...

These look DELISH.. my mouth is seriously watering just thinking about them. :) Love your adorbs Christmas card too! 'Tis the season!!
xoxo,
Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

Jillian said...

Thanks for sharing your card & posting about Bella Carta! You were awesome to work with and I'm so thrilled that you love your card! Have a wonderful holiday!

Stephanie said...

Love your card!!!! You guys are too cute!

Maggie Donnelly said...

That's such a great idea with the cookie cutters and who doesn't like chocolate, right?!? Love the Christmas card, too. So cute!!!

xoxo, Maggie

ChatterBlossom said...

OH MY GOSH, look at all that melted chocolate!!!!
Found you through the giveaway and am your newest follower,
-Jamie
http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Such a cute Christmas card!! And all that chocolate looks so festive! :)

A and B said...

Those looks so delicious!! Thanks for shareing! although if I made those, I think I would eat them all before my husband even got a bite :)

Kasey Lynne said...

Those cookies look delicious! That would be so fun to make those!

And I love how your Christmas card came out!

Kristin said...

LOVE your card!

BeckyJo606 said...

These look so delicious! You should take orders for them. ;)

And your Christmas card is so pretty! :)

Sam said...

Yummy!!!!!!

www.samspinkslippers.blogspot.com