Looking for a way to bring Christmas cheer to friends without the dreaded awkwardness of reciprocation?
Give the gift of FUN and Tinsel your friends! It will surely make them feel all holly and jolly!
In years past, the kids each picked a few homes to Tinsel and we added a few too.
We piled 10 boxes in the car and drove around Tinseling. Blake would pull up to a house and turn off the headlights, one of the kids would jump out and run the box up to the doorstep, ring the bell and run, run, run back to the car where we abruptly drove off into the night before being seen.
We Tinseled about 10 homes in all and it was so much fun! Of course, thinking back, teenagers running through the dark from a dark car … hmmmm … Tinsel at your own risk;0)
You’ve Been Tinseled box ideas:
Christmas Shoe Box
You need something to put all that good stuff in! Michael’s craft store sells Christmas shoe boxes at a great price on Black Friday. Tuck the lid underneath and use it like a gift basket! These boxes are even useful after the Holidays for storing Christmas decorations.
You can often find small poinsettias for 99¢ on Black Friday at hardware stores. We purchased ours at Walmart. What says Christmas more than a poinsettia?
Bath and Body Works Soap Pump in a Christmas scent
CHRISTMAS DISH TOWEL
What a great way to bring Christmas cheer to the kitchen!
Any kind of treat will do! Prepackaged is best, especially since your friends won’t know where the gift came from. Take a handful out of the bag and sprinkle around the box of fun!
These items filled the box perfectly and certainly added the sights, smells, tastes, and laughter of Christmas Cheer to our friends’ homes!
Another idea for a You’ve Been Tinseled Box:
Christmas Movie Box
Add a fun Christmas movie, microwave popcorn, movie candy, a You’ve Been Tinseled card, and tinsel, of course! What a fantabulous way to ‘Christmasfy’ your friends!
We Tinseled so well that very few guessed who did the Tinseling. Not even my own mom knew it was us;0)
Click on any one of the You’ve Been Tinseled pictures for a super cool PDF version to print off yourself! They print four to a page and work best when printed on cardstock.
There are also You’ve Been Jingled and You’ve Been Elfed versions where you are given directions to spread good cheer. Because we didn’t want to put any pressure on our friends to do ‘one more thing’ during the Holiday Season, we came up with You’ve Been Tinseled!