– and some of the gals in the fb group mentioned doing little gifties for our table mates – and since there were only four to a large round table [we had plenty of room for our projects!] I thought it was doable –
I just didn’t think my table mates would care anything at all about scrapbook stuff with an Alabama theme –
But I wanted my gift to reflect our state.... in a good way...
and I knew I could pull together a little basket of treats ---
I did a search on line and found The Alabama Gift Company – located in Gadsden, and since I just happened to be working down that way a week or so before our trip I stopped in during my break --
And y’all, they have the most adorable baskets [and goodies to go inside!] I got the smallest size – about 10 – 12 inches… because,
They’re straw with a wooden base so I printed a little clear sticker [above] and stuck it inside the bottom....forgot to get a photo of it - but it was cute! ha.
Then I used the tissue paper they generously gave me to line the basket before filling it with mini moon pies, goo goo clusters [both southern favorites,] and other assorted candy bars.
I learned from my mama that it doesn’t take much time to make a gift feel a little extra special with a nice wrapping, so I tucked another piece of tissue in, over the top, and tied a piece of cotton [gleaned from a local field – lol] onto it with a tag that said, “Hey Y’all – nice to meet you!”
I think the girls at my table thought they were as adorable as I did – and I know Teresa loved the one I gave her because she immediately shared it with her husband [but alas, no photo of that either – lol.]
With the holidays approaching, I'd love to see how you decorate your packages!