First up: Christmas cookies - LOTS of them! This was my first Christmas "officially" in business, and thanks to a lot of great customers, it was a great success.
The "gingerbread man" sugar cookies shown above were my first order of the holiday season 2013. A local photographer, Catherine from CLC Snapshots, asked me to make them for a "cookies with Santa" photo shoot. The photos turned out just adorable . . . . I love seeing kids enjoying my cookies, especially in such a cute setting! I also found out that Catherine is a neighbor who lives just down the street . . . I hope we can collaborate again soon! Look below for an example of her work, and make sure to check out her Facebook page for lots more!
For the third year in a row, I had the honor of making lots of gingerbread people for my neighborhood's Winter Wonderland holiday kickoff! It really is a great event - here's my long post on it last year - and I love making lots of gingerbread people for it. Many friends and neighbors have told me they look forward to my cookies as part of the event's growing traditions! Thank you for asking me to do it again Tracy!
I love reading magazines, especially holiday issues! When I spotted the December issue of Good Housekeeping on the newstand, I LOVED the cookie tree on the cover. I bought it and put it aside, hoping to have the opportunity to make them. I ended up making 8 dozen assorted trees - some for an order (thank you Kathy!), some for a neighbor's cookie exchange (thank you Janet!) and some to take to my parents' house for Christmas day. On a whim, I took a picture of them next to the GH cover and posted it on their Facebook page. I was so excited when they shared them a short time later!
I was so excited by the success of my Thanksgiving placecard cookies, I decided to offer some for Christmas as well. I ended up making well over 100 of these for a number of orders. Thank you to everyone who ordered them, they were a lot of fun to make!