Ever had one of those days? I mean, one of THOSE days where nothing seems to go right, from the very moment your baby wakes up whining about those brand new itchy red spots all over her face (say whaaaaa now?) til the moment you lay your head down on your pillow after a day’s worth of burned food, dirty floors, a scolding from the boss, and too much Dora the Explorer?
It is my fervent hope that a neighbor pitched in to help with your carpool duties, or a friend offered to get you a gallon of milk at the market, or your sister allowed you to rage and rave and vent to her over the phone saving you from punching out your husband.
First, please know this: You are a hero for all that you do and all that you give!
Second, if you did find yourself with a hero who pitched in and helped when you were at that very frazzled end of your rope, it would be mighty nice to offer up your thanks, even in a very small way. Gratitude can be a healing balm for all! Seriously.
Today, I’m giving you an extremely easy, simple, and inexpensive idea for offering thanks, but even with its ease and simplicity and low cost, this manages to deliver your message of appreciation loud and clear, with a little sweetness thrown in for good measure!
This little project is a cinch to put together! We start out with some cheerful and delicious little lemon drops like these . . .
. . . or these sweet and tart Lemonheads! I bought both kinds of candies in the bulk section of my local grocery store. It was pretty doggone fun using those little metal scoops, by the way, haha!
The next step in this very complicated process (NOT), is finding a simple container which shows off the candy in a lovely way. I fell in love with this mug when I saw it at the store because it displays the yellow candy so vibrantly, plus it suits a guy just as well as a gal.
A container like the one shown below can be found at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, or even in the kitchenware section of a larger grocery store. See? Easy as pie!
After you’ve decided on your candy and your container, wipe your brow because the hardest part is behind you! WHEW! I know! Heavy lifting here, right? Now comes the fun part: Filler ‘er up, please!
Mmm, lemon drops. Can’t you just taste them through your computer screen?
Next up comes the little tag you can attach to your gift, making the presentation just so gosh darn cute! I really have done the hard work for you here, people, by making three different printables from which you can choose. See the links to my free printables at the end of this post!
Say! Did you happen to catch my Luscious Lemon Bars with Shortbread Crust recipe post? GUYS! GUYS! GUYS! Those lemon bars would pair absolutely perfectly with this gift idea! No, seriously! They would! Consider baking up a batch of those delish lemon bars if you want to forego the candy option! YUHHHH-UUUM!
Add a simple little ribbon to the whole shebang, along with the free printable tag of your choice, and off you go to make someone’s day just a touch brighter!
If you desire, wrap your gift in a bit of cellophane (I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I do like my cellophane!), top it all off with a length of darling ribbon, add your tag, and you really will be someone’s angel when you give this away! YAY! Isn’t it fun to be an angel?! Yes. Yes, it is.
And in the spirit of giving thanks, I offer my thanks to you for stopping by! Thanks, guys!
Here are the fun and free printables:
Grab this bright and happy printable here!
Get this fun printable here!
Get this adorable printable here!
Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Be sure to check out other awesome Thankful Thursday gift ideas by pulling down the categories option on the menu bar above, and selecting “Thankful Thursdays.” They are pretty darn fun, people!