Christmas Cookie Contest and Gift Wrapping Ideas

December was what I like to call an “all play.” We had a Christmas cookie baking contest with 7 participants and a white elephant gift exchange with a gift wrapping idea session.

Cookie Contest

Carissa was the winner of our Christmas cookie contest and took home the prize for Red Velvet Milky Way Cookies. So delicious! See the beauties and the recipe information here.

Gift Wrapping Ideas

The following are some great gift wrapping ideas that everyone who participated in the white elephant gift exchange demonstrated on their wrapping.

Craft a gift bag out of fabric you have lying around the house. You can even add a drawstring. Stock up on holiday materials from your favorite fabric store when they go on clearance.


Use old paper bags to wrap your gift. Add ornaments to the wrapping to dress it up.


Cover an oatmeal container with decorative paper and add a bow.


When using lined paper, you can create squares on the end of your gift.


Cut off sprigs from a live or fake evergreen to dress up your bow.


Tulle – This stuff makes the best bows!


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