Can you believe we’re racing towards the end of this year? The holiday season is in full swing, with family get-togethers, Friendsgiving parties, school meetings, and holiday shindigs on the horizon. I know my wallet is feeling the pinch of Celebrate National Gingerbread Cookie Day!
But don’t you worry, my friends, because in the middle of all this hustle and bustle, I’ve got a fantastic, budget-friendly idea to bring some peace and sweetness to your holiday season. I’ve put together these adorable gift mugs that are sure to make your heart—and your wallet—happy. And guess what? November 21st is National Gingerbread Cookie Day! It’s the perfect time to celebrate the joy of gingerbread!
A Sweet History Lesson
Now, let’s take a trip back in time to discover the fascinating history of gingerbread. National Gingerbread Cookie Day isn’t just any old holiday; it’s got a rich history that goes way back. According to Nationalcalendarday.com, gingerbread made its way to Europe around 992 AD, thanks to a monk named Gregory of Nicopolis. He shared this yummy treat with French Christians and taught them how to bake it.
Gingerbread wasn’t just a tasty snack; it was also used in religious ceremonies and shaped into sturdy figures of saints. Talk about mixing sweetness with sacredness!
Why We All Love Gingerbread Cookies
Now, let’s be honest, who can resist the deliciousness of gingerbread cookies? They’re like bites of holiday happiness! So, why not spread that happiness this season by sharing these delightful treats with your loved ones? I recently put together some adorable winter care mugs—one for my daughter’s teachers, one for a friend’s birthday party, and, of course, one for ourselves.
And guess what? I didn’t break the bank. In fact, I spent less than $10 and ended up with four heartwarming gifts to give away this week. Here’s what you’ll need to create these lovely mugs of happiness:
What You Need:
- 1 pack of Voortman Bakery Gingerbread Cookies (I love the gingerbread man shape) – $2.69
- A pack of clear party bags – $3.50
- A box of instant Hot Cocoa (6-pack) – $1.00
- A pack of plastic silver-rimmed mugs (4-pack, heat-resistant) – $1.00
- A bag of marshmallows (you can choose the size) – $1.00
I found most of these items at the Dollar Tree, except for the Voortman Gingerbread cookies, which I picked up at Target, and the party bags from Party City.
Why Voortman Gingerbread Cookies?
Now, you might be wondering why I went for Voortman Holiday Edition Gingerbread cookies. Well, besides being incredibly yummy, they’re made with good stuff like enriched wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil, and a blend of spices that make them taste amazing.
Putting Together the Sweet Mugs
Creating these mugs of joy is a piece of cake (or should I say, gingerbread?). Here’s how I did it:
Start with a clear mug and give it a festive touch. Get creative and add some decorations to make it look extra special. I added a little touch of #NationalGingerbreadCookieDay spirit.
Drop in three marshmallows (or more if you’re feeling extra indulgent), a packet of hot cocoa mix, and 3-4 Voortman gingerbread cookies.
Wrap everything up in those handy party bags. If you’re giving these as gifts, think about adding a name tag to make them feel personal and heartfelt.
Now, I was only giving away three mugs, so I skipped the name tags. It’s as easy as that! These mugs make perfect thank-you gifts for those you care about.
More Holiday Delights to Explore
This holiday season, Voortman has a fantastic variety of Holiday cookies for everyone to enjoy. You can learn more about the brand and discover all their delicious cookies and wafer flavors by visiting Voortman.com. Trust me; it’s a treat you won’t want to miss.
So, my friends, as we gear up for the holiday season, take a moment to enjoy the sweetness of gingerbread cookies and share it with your loved ones. Celebrate Gingerbread Cookie Day with these heartwarming mugs, and let the joy of the season fill your hearts.
Don’t forget to spread the word and make this holiday extra special for your friends and family.
Happy Gingerbread Cookie Day, and may your season be filled with warmth, love, and lots of cookies! 🍪❤️
This post was possible thanks to my friends at Voortman Bakery. I was provided with products to facilitate this review.