Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Cards & Gifts Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to the Holiday Cards & Gifts Blog Hop!! It's so great to have you joining us today for such a fantastic hop. I am stop number 12 on our hop. So if you have just joined us you'll want to go back to the beginning so you don't miss any of the wonderful holiday ideas and blog candy. The beginning link starts over at Jamie's place. Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My


The holiday project I have to share with you today are these adorable Reindeer Food Jars. Perfect as a gift for the little ones on Christmas Eve. They are filled with oatmeal oats and glitter. So the mix is sparkley. Just what's needed to attract Santa's reindeer straight to your house! There is a cute poem that goes inside the jar that reads:

Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home.

Here is the link to print the poem with a reindeer graphic.
Reindeer Poem

For my jars I used some SU Christmas paper around the jar, SU cardstock on the lid, ribbon from my stash around the lid, Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge for the reindeer, red stickles for the reindeer's nose, SU scallop oval punch for the title, SU dimentionals to pop the title up. This is such a fun and simple gift to make. They also sell great at craft fairs.


I am offering up some blog candy for our hop today. To enter to win the above items all you have to do is become a FOLLOWER of my blog and post a COMMENT to this post answering the following question: What is your favorite holiday movie? I will post the winner of my candy Monday morning 12/13. This will allow anyone coming in over the weekend a chance to win. So be sure to save me to your favorites and check back to see if you've won!

Thanks for joining the fun today!
The next stop on our hop is
Meighen at Scrappin_3rdeeschik


  1. Kristin,
    What a great idea! So cute, so magical.
    My favorite holiday movie is Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 1, I can't wait for part 2.
    I'm a follower, TFS
    Dorly Weitzen, Israel

  2. This is a very cute project. My favorite movie of all time is It's a Wonderful Life. TFS

  3. Clever idea reindeer food lol Super cute. New follower here

  4. Great idea! My favorite movie is probably Santa Claus and It's a wonderful life.

    Glad you joined the hop! I love following people to get new inspiration.

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  6. Love your little trimmed up reindeer jars. Great bedtime ritual for anxious little ones on Christmas Eve.

    Fav Christmas movies (OK so who can pick out just one?) Christmas Story with Ralphie...maybe cause that is my little brothers name...and Alastair Simms in A Christmas Carol, best version ever!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

    I am now a follower of your blog.

  7. Kristin, these are just adorable! I love them!

    My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas vacation and any of the Harry Potter movies. :)


  8. Thank you for sharing the Reindeer poem too ... I liked that when I clicked on the link, it printed out three copies of the poem, perfect for immediate use! THANKS. I am a new follower.

    Hmmm, favorite Christmas movie? I'd have to say "Christmas Story" or "Home Alone."

  9. Wow!
    My fav Christmas movie is "Four Christmases"

    thanks for the candy!
    I follow!

  10. So cute what a wonderful gift..TFS!!!

  11. Too cute! Got to make sure those reindeer get enough food to make the whole trip!

  12. I love the reindeer food, very cute.

  13. Such a cute project! My favorite holiday movie is A Christmas Story!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. My favorite holiday movie is White Christmas. Love your project. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  15. Love that idea great job

    scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

  16. of course my favorite holiday movie is Dr Suess' Grinch! And you have the food to feed hi little reaindeer!
    This is a cute little (reusable) gift for the kids that get a lot of "stuff" for Christmas.
    Krista from
    Dee invited me to the blog hop.

  17. Even though it makes me cry I love the movie The christmas shoes. I became a follower. I love your project it is soo cute.

  18. Super cute! Now that we have a yard I can sprinkle some reindeer food :)

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  19. This is the cutest idea. I love it! My favorite Holiday movie is Chrismas Vacation. Merry Christmas

  20. I love your ideal of the reindeer food. My favorite movie - The Christmas Story.

  21. I remember reindeer food! My aunt gave us some growing up as a child. TFS! Favorite holiday movie would have to be "A Charlie Brown Christmas". I'm a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win! Happy Holidays!

    Terrie Barroso

  22. Love the reindeer food,if only my children were of that age.......
    I love to watch Christmas films especially at this time of year,we have a whole collection favourites are Elf and Santa Clause amongst others though my bestest favourite has to be Miracle on 34th Street!
    Seasons Greetings,Julie.x

  23. I've always loved the Reindeer food idea! Your jars are just too cute though!

    I have a new favorite movie this year for Christmas...It's Santa Paws. I got it for my kids to watch and I ended up falling in love with it!

  24. What a cute idea. My daughters brought the reindeer food home in plastic baggie when they did this in pre-k. This would be a cute idea for teachers. My fav xmas movie is A Christmas Story...i even own a leg lamp hee hee..:)

  25. I love the reindeer food.. Very creative.. Thanks for sharing.. Im a new follower and cant wait to see more of your projects..

  26. Great idea!!! Very cleaver. My favorite movie is A Christmas Story. Love Ralphie. I am now a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  27. This turned out very cute!! New follower :) My fav. is How the Grinch stole Christmas!

    Thanks, Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  28. love it! never thought abt recycling baby food jars! Rudolph!
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  29. I love his project! My family makes these every year as ornaments but have never made them in jars!! What a cute idea! :)

    My favorite Holiday movie is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

    TFS, Cheryl @

  30. Reindeer food is something I have never heard of before. It would be fun for the kids.


  31. This is such a cute idea, I love it.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  32. Love this idea! I'm so happy I was hopping with you today...I'm now a follower, as well.

  33. love , love, love this. thanks for sharing.

    my fav movie is the christmas shoes. it touches me deeply.

  34. Very cute! I had never heard of Reindeer food before thats a great idea!

  35. Wow! I love that reindeer project! That is such a great idea! TFS! My favorite holiday movie has become "The Grinch", not because I am grinchy but because it has some great humor in it and you just fall in love with the guy!

  36. We always do reindeer food for the kids to sprinkle in the yard...your jars are an adorable idea! Ours usually ends up in a ziploc baggie!

    I just became your 200th follower!!!!!

    My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation and I just finished watching it!


  37. What an adorable project!! TFS!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  38. Cool! I have heard people talk about the reindeer food but never knew how to make it. Thank you for sharing.

  39. Great idea! The kiddos will love it.

    My favorite Christmas movie is National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

  40. Love your project!
    My favorite holiday movie is Christmas Story - just love it!

  41. what a great project for the kids!

  42. my favorite Christms movie is Elf!

    I love the reindeer food! The packaging is so adorable!

    Thank you for sharing and for being a part of my blog hop!

  43. What a great ideal, my grand babies would love this! TFS. I am now a follower and hope you will do the same.

  44. Cute project!! My fav movie is It's A Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. We watch it every year!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  45. Awe! My DD would love this! You did a great job! They are just too sweet!

    My favorite movie has got to be Miracle on 34th Street. I do still believe in Santa!

    Thank you for the inspiration!

    jvilla95ar at

  46. Hi Kristen
    Your project is too cute! Love reindeer food!
    My favorite movie would be the Scrooge, a great story line, no matter how many times they remake it!!
    I am a new follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C

  47. I am now a follower. You have super cute projects.
    My favorite move is Elf. Love Buddy!!! ;-)
    Lori T

  48. Great little jars!

    Fav Christmas movie: I am a Seuss girl..."How the Grinch stole Christmas" I also like disney's Mickey Mouse verson of A Christmas Caorl.

  49. Love this idea - i am now a follower!!!! Thank you for sharing your time and your talents!!! msstoenatrunestonedotnet

  50. I love this! Such a cute idea! I definitely think I'm going to do this for Justin and my nephews!

    My favorite Christmas movie is Frosty the Snowman! :)

  51. I love your jars - so clever! TFS!
    It's a Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas movie.

    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  52. Such a fun and cute idea! I am a new follower, thanks for sharing! My favorite Xmas movie is Elf.
    Thanks again!
    rebecca dot higinbothom at gmail

  53. Really a very good idea!!! Thank goodness for scrap/craft lifting. lol My favorite movie is "The First Noel" it is a cartoon movie I purchased 3 years ago from a christian store and it is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing.

    I am also in a hop and if you would like to hop on over.


  54. Annabelle's Wish.
    Can't wait to sprinkle the lawn with the kiddos.

  55. new follower - couldn't get to all the blogs this weekend! Cute idea!

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