Monday, December 31, 2012

Have a Joy Filled New Year!

Dear friends, warm wishes for a joy filled new year!  This past year had it's ups and downs for most of us, I'm sure.  A new year always reminds me of a brand new clean slate yet to be written on.  Fill your slate this year with joy!

Even here in the desert, there is a freeze warning tonight.  Hot chocolate sure sounds like a good idea!  This is the tray that I prepared before Christmas as a hot chocolate "station".

For the 90 plus volunteers in my Nursery Program at church, I literally gave them "joy" for Christmas, but joy is a year round gift to all!

Using the computer to print a quote and deckle edge scissors to cut out labels, I made labels for a LOT of Almond Joy candy bars.  This is a personal favorite of mine and as it turns out, many of my volunteers expressed that it was their favorite as well.

The quote is from Luke 2:10, "Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great JOY that will be for all the people."
The label was simply wrapped around the candy bar and taped on the back using double stick tape.
A basket full of JOY!
Stay safe, stay warm and above all, stay joyful in 2013.  Good things are coming your way!
Happy New Year!



Michele said...

what a great little thank you gift! I may just have to borrow that idea for next, where to put it so I remember come next December??

Botanic Bleu said...

Almond Joy is one my favorites, also! But, I haven't met a chocolate bar yet that I don't like. :)

Your wrapper is a great idea, and I, too, plan to use that idea. Everyone can use more JOY in their lives.

Happy New Year and JOY to you.