I still remember moving to Utah 16 years ago and hearing about neighbor gifts.
Is this unique to Utah, or do they do this in other states? Just curious?
Well, I LOVED the idea! As a crafty gal it was heaven! But even if you aren't crafty, this project is easy, fun and memorable.
**update Oct/17: Because this post is so old, but many of you are finding it for the first time, please follow the link, but then scroll down to "Christmas & Thanksgiving 2012" on right-hand side, it will be the first file under that title.
Download my tag here and print on cardstock. Trim closely, leaving extra at the top to punch a hole and tie ribbon through.
Purchase clear ornaments at your local craft store (I bought everything from Hobby Lobby and used a coupon on the ornaments).
Fill ornament with approx. 4 Tbsp of sand using a funnel. (I used a combination of white and gold). Sprinkle a bit of glitter on top. Insert a few tiny shells and close the ornament with lid. You might want to hot glue the lid on as the sand can make the ornament quite heavy. Tie tag to lid with ribbon. That's easy!
Many thanks to my friend, Heather as she gave me this ornament years ago. It is hung on my tree every year and is a fond memory of the meaning of Christmas and of our friendship.