Unique Box of Holiday Treats


My daughter sent a unique box of holiday treats to her aunt last Christmas because she wanted her aunt to feel special. We bought an inexpensive box that looked like a book, and we painted it. (It looks brown like a cardboard box before it is painted.) You can get a box like this at any craft supply store.

You can use tempera paint or acrylic paint, whatever you have on hand. First my daughter drew the design with pencil on the box. Then she painted it. She had to paint the back of the box on a different day so that the paint on the front would be dry.

Since it was Christmastime, she decided to draw a cute snowman standing in the snow. She used white for the snow and light blue for the sky, highlighting the words and accessories with red paint.


After the box was finished, we made some marble fudge (with white and dark chocolate swirled together) and decorated a gingerbread man. Lastly, we added a bag of candy, including chocolate gold coins, Hershey kisses, and mini chocolate bars.


When the package arrived at her aunt’s house, she was pleasantly surprised, and she most definitely felt loved!

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10 Responses to “Unique Box of Holiday Treats”

  1. Erin says:

    What a thoughtful and sweet thing to do. Handmade gifts are the best gifts of all.

  2. Heather Hart says:

    What a neat idea! I bet she felt loved indeed. Thoughtful gifts are the best gifts.

  3. JJ says:

    So cute and simple! I am sure she felt very special!!

    • Susan says:

      Everyone needs to feel special. You could do themed treat boxes, too. For example, a music teacher could get cookies shaped like music notes, etc.

  4. There are so many in our country that are alone this time of year. I love the idea of sending them something special if you can’t go see them!

  5. What a lovely gift! It is beautiful to receive a gift that someone has taken the time to invest in for you personally. I’m sure it is a gift her Aunt will treasure for a long time.

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