Christmas is around the corners and even though in Vancouver we have slush and ice left and not much snow, it is still Christmas time. It is not too late to make some calligraphy cards and reindeer hot chocolate for gift giving.
With the calligraphy holiday cards, they have one word each on the front. LOVE, PEACE, JOY.
Supplies: blank cards from the dollar store, calligraphy pen, and ink.
I have taken calligraphy classes in Vancouver from Fox & Flourish, and the Westcoast Odessey of Letters conference.
I have also found the calligraphy tutorials and practice sheets on the Postman's Knock to be helpful.
Once you have the tools then it just takes practice and the best is to make the card with love instead of perfectionism. After all they are handmade card and that's already ready more personalized than store bought.
Next are these cute hot chocolate reindeer. I was lucky because my girlfriend was already making 50 of these for her family and friends and had already bought the supplies when I decided to make a few. She kindly said we could just make them together as he didn't need 50 reindeer and since I only needed 8 reindeer, it worked out perfectly. It was great to be a part of the factory line and learn how to make these Hot Chocolate Reindeer cones.
Supplies: hot chocolate mix, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, brown pipe cleaners, googly eyes, red pom poms, treat piping bags.
There are several blogs that have the full how to for making these hot chocolate reindeer and also free printables which I should have included as not everyone actually knew what they were. Ahh, it is the thought that counts. It's an added bonus that they look super cute!
Reindeer Hot Chocolate Printable
Reindeer Hot Chocolate Instructions