Don’t mess with our holiday vibes! Grab your FREE Christmas Cookie Tags Printable and The Truth About Gift Giving. This post is sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. May contain commissioned links.
FREE Christmas Cookie Tags Printable
C’mon, Florida, 80 degrees again? Sometimes it’s hard for this Florida mom to get into the holiday spirit. The stress, the entertaining, the travel, the CHAOS. But it’s the most wonderful time of the year. And we do it, for our kids. I want to set a good example and help them remember the real reason for the season – a spirit of giving over receiving.
But let’s be honest, because it’s the holidays.
Want to know the real truth about gift giving this time of year? Read on. Plus grab your FREE Christmas Cookie Tags Printable as we dive into our favorite family Christmas tradition…served with a side of humble pie. Holiday vibes only, parents. Holiday vibes only.
The Truth About Gift Giving
Gift giving isn’t always easy. I wish I could say that giving is second nature to my kids. But the truth is, they need to be reminded and reminded often that the holidays aren’t all about them and presents. Replacing that “ego” driven millennial mindset requires strong actions and good parenting.
It’s not enough to tell them to give. I have to plant roots. I have to lead by example.
Gift giving for me, on the other hand, is my jam. Finding the perfect gift – whether it’s for my kids, my family or my friends – and watching their reactions, it really gives me so much joy. But let’s face it. If I went and bought a gift for every single person I know – my bank account would be in BIG trouble.
I learned recently from SunTrust that the pressure to spend during the holidays is high, especially on gifts. But some of the best gifts don’t need a heavy price tag to be perfect. It’s time to slow down the holidays. Keep it simple, humble and baked with love.
If food is my love language, then Christmas cookies are my song. Cookie giving is one of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions.
When everything is rush, rush, rush, baking cookies reminds me to slow down and enjoy the season. With my kids in the kitchen, we mix, measure, we fill the house with the sweet smell of holiday love. Each cookie is carefully counted, boxed and designated with a particular family in mind. Then with outfits chosen, smiles on and arms outstretched, we hand deliver each cookie batch to our loved ones.
FREE Christmas Cookie Tags Printable
It’s so much more than just cookies. Every cookie is baked, carried, and hand-delivered by my kids. Giving put into action – and filled with love. Every gift needs a finishing touch, which is why we made these FREE Christmas Cookie Tags for every batch of cookies.
Grab your FREE Printable Christmas Cookie Tags and start your family tradition of baking and delivering cookies too. I recommend high quality computer paper and/or cardstock for best printing results.
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We’re Giving Holiday Vibes, with Confidence!
Baking and giving Christmas cookies is good for the soul and helps us stay on budget during this busy season. It’s like a weight lifted off of my shoulders (and my wallet). With more financial confidence, I can really focus on the giving season with my kids – giving often, giving generously and giving 100% from the heart. And that’s what Christmas is all about.
The holidays can be hectic, stressful and financially straining. I get it. It’s hard to balance the joy of giving and starting the New Year debt-free. But getting to the root of the season – GIVING – keeps my family grounded in the real reason for the season, love.
If you’re looking for more ways to stay stress-free during the holidays, get free holiday budget tools and shop smarter, then grab tons of great Holiday Budget Tips from SunTrust. I love the FREE holiday budget calculator!
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This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own.
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Cheryl Spears says
Thank you for this wonderful post. I enjoyed it very much. It is refreshing to know there are still those out there that give gifts such as baked cookies for the holidays. I myself would much rather have a freshly baked batch of cookies than something from the store, not that I wouldn’t be just as appreciative it just feels a bit special knowing something was baked for you. Keep spreading the Christmas cheer and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
June S. says
(FREE CHRISTMAS COOKIE TAGS + THE TRUTH ABOUT GIFT GIVING) These gift tags sound like they would be a lot of fun to make with my five year old grandson. He loves to do crafty things with his grandma.
Stewart Smith says
Lovely read, Great work!!
Janet W. says
Gift giving is so fulfilling! What a great lesson to teach your kids!
Cookies are some of my favorite gifts to give (and receive), especially during the holidays. Your cookie tags are so cute! They add an extra bit of holiday cheer.
Thank you for sharing your adorable cookie tags!