The Goodie Swap Tree & Goodie Ideas

One of the “Goodie Swap” girls makes a special tag for her goodie package every year.  She is a super talented creative artist { everyone in this special group is very talented in many ways} and at some point I started hanging these tags on a tree…

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The tree is TALL and skinny and makes an appearance on the kitchen island on Goodie Swap day, waiting for the goodie packages to arrive

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Tags from past years hang everywhere

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with some candy canes, cookie cutters,

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The tags are works of art,  her technique combines, stamping, printmaking, collage, photography, hand tinting & drawing. She creates such beautiful & fun images!

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One year I got a special tag, just for me!

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Goodie Swap Tree!  Now  it’s time to bring in the goodies!

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Now that looks better!

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So many pretty packages

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Let’s see what kind of goodies are inside!

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But first, take a close look at this special one

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There’s my new tag for the tree this year!

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and look at this cleverly recylced tin with a beautiful hand stamped label, sitting on top of a zebra hat Santa box!

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And look! Another tag to treasure and add to my tree, a beautiful creation and special message from MG!

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Look what’s inside all these wonderful boxes & bags!

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So many wonderful goodies indeed!

There is a homemade cookie assortment, from MG

Delicious Chex mix, Mims tradition that I look forward to every year {she puts pecan halves in it, YUM!}

Wonderful chewy chocolate cookies,  from Terri

White trash, {yummy candy coated popcorn mix},  from Maureen

Peppermint topped brownies, from Kit

Bourbon balls, from Carolyn

Homemade toffee, an annual tradition from Jennifer

White chocolate pretzels, from Peggy

 Walnut topped banana bread, a wonderful addition to holiday breakfast from Jan

White Chocolate Raspberry Angel Wings,  from Jenna

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I also received a very special package from “The Cookie Lady” {one of my besties BL}

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She makes the most wonderful Christmas cookies every year!

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We are ready for a lot of visitors now! What a wonderful assortment, lovingly made by friends to share and enjoy!

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We will have plenty of cookies for Santa too!

Stop by tomorrow to see the goodie I made, “White Chocolate Raspberry Angel Wings”

What is your favorite thing to make and share? I’d love to know, I’m already thinking about next year!

the Santa Platter is Fitz & Floyd, the painted platter is from JMdesigns

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One Response to “The Goodie Swap Tree & Goodie Ideas”
  1. Absolutely love this! What a fun addition to your goodie swap day!
    Kenley

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