Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tree of Appreciation

Last Christmas I made a tree of appreciation for all of our Children’s Workers. I gave each volunteer a thank you note for their service during the year, and invited them to choose a gift from the Christmas tree that had been set up in the children’s area.

I bought see through gift bags at the Dollar Tree and filled each one with stocking stuffer gifts. Avon has a lot of small products for $1 and less during this time of year. Bath and Body Works usually has some items too. Of course, there is always candy for the guys and teens too. I bought
hand creams, hand sanitizers, chap sticks, bubble bath, travel size hair sprays and some snack items. I just learned that our local Tim Horton’s also gives out $2 gift certificates. You can buy a cup of coffee with that – so it makes another great gift bag stuffer if you have a lot of people to buy for.

I folded the tops of the bags down after filling them, secured them with gold stickers, punched a hole in each top, threaded ribbon through the holes and tied it so they could be hung on the tree.

Everyone loved getting to pick out their own gift, and the tree looked so festive until it got picked over.

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