Turn your homemade goodies into treats worthy of gift-giving with FREE printable cello bag toppers.
Giving homemade gifts from your kitchen in a cute Christmas Treat Bag is a heartfelt way to show others that you care. A lot of love and hard work that goes into making these treats, why give them away on a paper plate or zip-loc bag? Gift packaging makes the first impression! Present your cookies, chocolate bark or granola in holiday themed crystal clear food-safe cello bags to give a sneak peek of whats inside. Top each bag with a personalized treat bag topper for the finishing touch.
We’ve created DIY printable bag toppers to match our most popular holiday cello designs in 3 template sizes (favor, small, and medium). Simply print, cut-out, fold, and attach to the tops of cello bags using double-stick tape or staples.
Here are some of our favorite ideas for homemade edible holiday gifts that work well for filled-cellophane bags:
Spicy Asian Snack Mix
Whoopie Pies (chocolate filled with peppermint)
Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods (always a classic)
Gingerbread People (or try other shapes, like reindeer)
Biscotti (great for coffee lovers)
Peanut Brittle or Toffee
Fudge or Caramels
Roasted Nuts (sweet or savory, or a combo of both)
Cake Pops (the new trend in sweet treats)
Sugar Cookies (another classic)
Dog Treats (don’t forget your furry friends)
Packaged treats from your kitchen are perfect for hostess gifts, co-workers, classmates, friends, and family. Don’t leave out others like your hair stylist, running or workout buddy, mail deliverer or your child’s teachers. Little packages of homemade goodness make festive stocking stuffers and also work well as party favors for weddings, bridal/baby showers, and events.
What kind of homemade goods do you like to create for the holidays? Tell us in the comments below.
With the family together, Thanksgiving is the perfect day to cross “take family holiday photo” off your holiday to-do list!
Once we turn the calendar to December, every free moment is spent Christmas shopping, wrapping presents, decorating, and baking cookies for those countless cookie swaps. Don’t forget all of the holiday party obligations and white elephant gift exchanges! With the flurry of activity in the month of December, it is no surprise that many families choose to take their family photo on Thanksgiving day.
Make it your family’s annual tradition and take your holiday pictures this year on Thanksgiving. Do your own photo shoot (indoors or out) with an inexpensive tripod if you wish to also be in the picture. If you’d rather leave this task to a professional, book an appointment with a photographer for sometime at the end of November. Many photographers will come to your home or an outdoor setting (like a park) making your photos a personal reflection of your family’s style. If you like the polished look of studio style photography, go to a portrait studio where they have many options for backdrops & seasonal props.
Once you have the perfect picture, why not use it as your Christmas card? Personalized photo greeting cards are becoming increasingly popular because they are affordable and easy to create. Simply make prints at a photo processing center and slide those photos into paper frame cards. You can also have your photo printed directly onto the cards or use your own photo card templates to print at home. Whichever method you choose, Christmas greeting cards made from your Thanksgiving photos are a creative and personal choice this holiday season.
Helping you make the most of your Santa photo events with custom paper picture frames.
The Christmas season seems to start earlier each year. Love it or hate it, Christmas is a part of our culture and a holiday that many people look forward to. Every November Santa begins making his appearance at malls, stores, town squares, tree lighting ceremonies, and holiday parties. He even shows up at restaurants for special “Breakfast with Santa” events which attracts the whole family for a morning of food and festivities.
All of these Santa events share one thing in common: photos.
It is no surprise that many people make it a family tradition to visit Mr. Claus and his elves for their holiday picture. His image is iconic, and having that special photo of the kids on Santa’s lap is priceless.
These events draw hundreds, even thousands of people to businesses Nationwide, making this an excellent opportunity to connect with customers during the holiday season.
Some businesses offer the holiday photos as a complimentary service to their customers. Other venues may charge for a printed photo, often times donating the proceeds to a local food pantry or charity in the spirit of the season. In fact, photos with Santa have become a popular fundraiser activity for many organizations.
Either way, presenting the photographs in an inexpensive paper or cardboard photo frame not only protects the photos from fingerprints & damage, but it’s also a great way to market your business or event.
There are three main styles of card stock photo holders:
Holiday Photo Insert Cards – These make an instant frame for your 4×6 prints! Great for family photos, engagement and wedding photos, baby photos, pet photos and beyond – just slide your print in the pocket opening, and you have a personalized holiday card. Archival & Acid-Free, your photographs are protected and can be used in scrapbooks and photo albums, or even inserted into a traditional frame! The paper border acts as an instant mat, to highlight your photo. sending unique, easy, affordable, stylish & personalized greetings that will last for years to come.
Event Photo Folders – This style holds the picture on the inside. These are especially nice when the customer is going to be carrying the photo home, as this better protects the picture. These folders also stand up on the desk for easy display. Optional personalization can go on the cover, window border, panel opposite the picture or the back cover of most designs. Choose from dozens of holiday designs online, with our foil stamped photo folders or printed holiday photo folders.
Paper Photo Frames – These look much like your traditional picture frame, often with an easel back, making it a cinch to prop up the picture on a flat surface. Optional personalization can go on the window border or the back of the frame. Crafted out of smooth card stock, linen weave paper, mat board, or sturdy cardboard, our paper photo frames make an affordable yet upscale giveaway option for the holiday season.
Sliding an event photo into a paper frame or folder creates an instant photo souvenir! With your logo or event name on it, this photo holder also becomes a reminder of your business or event. What a great promotional product giveaway for the holiday season!
We’ve created custom printed and imprinted Santa frames and folders for malls, stand-alone stores, community festivals, restaurants, fundraisers, schools, company events & holiday events both big and small. Call or write us today to learn how you can create a customized frame for your holiday event.
To get you started, here are a few of our most popular stock frames, available as shown or add your logo or personalization!
Don’t forget, we can also create something totally custom just for you. Call our customer service team at 1-800-346-3063 or chat with us online. We look forward to creating your Santa photo folders, and hope that you have a fantastic Visit with Santa event this year!
Share the happiness & joy of your wedding day with holiday photo cards.
The holiday season is a time for sharing memories with friends and family. While many people choose to share the highlights of their year with a traditional holiday letter, a picture is worth a thousand words! Chances are that your wedding day was one of the major highlights of your year, and likely a day where you both looked your best. Why not use one of your favorite wedding photos as a holiday card this year?
Photo cards also double as a great way to get a photo out to everyone that asked for one. And for those greeting card recipients who didn’t attend your wedding, its a way for them to feel like they were there.
But we got married last March! Is it still okay to use our wedding picture for our holiday card? Absolutely! As long as you were married within the last year, it is perfectly acceptable to share your wedding photo during the holiday season. After all it was a big event for the year, and Christmas is a time to reflect on those joys.
Remember to check with your photographer to make sure you have the rights to reproduce their photo onto cards. Some photographers offer custom printed photo cards as a service, so be sure to ask. If not, you can always take 4″ x 6″ prints that you purchased from your photographer and slide them into photo frame style cards. It’s an easy DIY way to create instant photo cards!
Sending a custom wedding photo Christmas card is a unique and personal way to keep in touch this holiday season. With many designs to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one that fits your style. Happy Holidays!