I generally do not spend a lot of money at Christmas and prefer to share my holiday spirit with little handmade gifts. Now granted, my paper crafting supplies are not free, but when I don't have to go out and buy something specific, it doesn't really count as a purchase in my book. I work with a wonderful group of ladies at the daycare and I always give them a handmade Christmas card. This year has been a bit crazier than normal and I wanted to do something a little more special. I found these adorable little chocolate dipped candy cane stir sticks at Big Lots and had to buy them. I thought they would be especially yummy in hot chocolate.
*Time for a little background information. I am a die hard coffee drinker. I will drink the occasional cup of tea, but usually my morning drink is a nice big mug of java. This is not the case with most of my co-workers. In the winter months, the coffee pot downstairs is usually filled with hot water for tea and hot chocolate (good thing the coffee drinkers have their own coffee maker upstairs!). So I thought a packet of hot cocoa and a stir stick would make a cute little gift that everyone would appreciate.