Homemade ornaments are my favourites on the tree. Our collection even includes the one I made from nursery school, made out of recycled materials, old War Arms stamps and a little bit of paste. Our eclectic collection includes ornaments that my husband made in Scouts, I made in Girl Guides, and the ones we gave each other on our first Christmas together. Each one has a story.
Last year, our kids started adding to our tree too – with paper Christmas trees, salt stars and many wonderful crafts that came home from preschool and programs. This is a favourite holiday tradition to take each one carefully out of the box to tell it’s story and hang it on the tree.
Building Treats for Your Tree.
This holiday season, for every original photo of a treat, which is uploaded to treatsfortoys.ca or posted to your public Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account between Oct. 1/15 – Dec. 21/15 including the hashtag #treatsfortoys in the post, Kellogg will donate $20.00 to The Salvation Army (up to $30,000), which will be used to buy toys for children across Canada.
We used the original Rice Krispies Square recipe, made a double batch, which gave us a large cookie sheet with 1″ thick for cutting shapes, and a 11×7″ rectangular pan for eating. We used a few different cookie cutters and cut out shapes for decorating.
Our final results may not last until next Christmas, however, they are now prettying up our tree.
Get Your Party On!
Join us on Dec 10, 12pm ET for the Treats for Toys Twitter Party. Let’s discuss your favourite traditions and creating new ones. Follow along on Twitter using the #TreatsforToys hashtag! For every participant at Kellogg’s will donate an additional $25* in support of the Salvation Army. In addition, 6 Twitter party winners will receive a Rice Krispies Treats for Toys Prize pack, valued at over $100. All rules & regulations can be read here.
Disclosure: I am part of the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats for Toys Influencer Campaign and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. *Up to a maximum combined total of $10,000
a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.