Christmas Gifts For Visitors.
A tradition we started a few years ago has quickly been moving up my favorites list. When the holidays arrive, I package up little gifts and place them in a basket by the front door. When friends visit they leave with a treat. Some years I've filled boxes with inexpensive toys for children and edible treats for adults.
I decided to simplify our gift basket this year and placed Lindor chocolates in every package. I also added clementines to the basket for our friends with dietary restrictions. (there are a few missing clementines in these shots because my children keep snitching them.)
It's so fun to see friends eyes light up when they find out they get to leave with a little something. My children also love this tradition. Owen especially. The sweet boy runs after people holding boxes of chocolates if we've forgotten to hand them out before their departure.
Oh, and I don't limit the gift giving to friends. I give these small gifts to our mail carrier, the UPS + FED EX carriers, the guy who fills our propane tank, etc. It's a simple way to spread a little Christmas cheer.