So many parents are stressing out right now trying to figure out a way to make the holidays merry and bright despite all the things bringing us down thanks to the pandemic. I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to take shortcuts sometimes or to give yourself a break. As long as you’re carving out some quality time here and there and showing your family you love them, everything will be alright. You don’t have to bake 10,000 different Christmas treats or go all out decorating the house. If that’s what makes YOU happy, go for it! But if it stresses you out get a Charlie Brown tree and a Gramma in a Box and call it good!
Gramma in a Box takes all the work out of your candy crafts and cookie decorating. This month’s is holiday themed and it can’t get much easier! The box is delivered to. your door with everything you need to decorate a variety of cookies as well as two candy craft projects.
Each box is only $22 which is really an exceptional value when you consider the cost of buying all the supplies in full sizes and the time it would take to track them down! Everything you need comes neatly arranged inside of a red box and delivered right to your door!
The first project from the December box is “California Snowman Pops”. Of course we had to rename ours “Arizona Snowman Pops” I laugh because my mom sent the kids some Halloween candy in the mail and it all melted into one giant blob. This project reminded me of that! These adorable melted snowmen pops are made by spreading out a blob of melting chocolate on top of a lollypop stick and then quickly decorating it like a snowman before it sets up. I have never seen edible snowman noses in stores but Gramma always finds the coolest things for her projects and these were perfect with mini m&m’s for the buttons, candy eyes and half of a mini reese’s peanut butter cup for the hat.
“Gramma” gives clearly written instructions with photos for every project and even offers extra tips! I had to remind my girls several times to read the directions because they are practically pros at Gramma in a Box projects by now and think they know how to do everything! Sometimes they still need direction though! Make sure to save half of the melting chocolate from the first project because you’ll need it for the second project.
The second project was holiday wreaths. This project uses the leftover melting chocolate mixed with green melting chocolate and corn flakes. The mixture is then placed on round pretzels to form a wreath then red hots and green sprinkles are added for decoration.
They rushed this one a bit. I think they could have done a better job making them more wreath-like but they’re still cute.
Cookie decorating is always their favorite and this month it really takes a load off for me. Cooking decorating is a Christmas tradition but it takes a lot of work to make sugar cookies and frosting in a variety of colors. Gramma to the rescue! In this third project you always get three colors of frosting and a variety of different cookie shapes plus sprinkles, candies and/or colored sugar to decorate them! You can also use any leftover ingredients from the first two projects to really get creative!
Gramma Terry posts little videos to her social media accounts and demonstrates different decorating techniques that my kids love to try. This project allows them to experiment and use their creativity. There is never a shortage of frosting or decorations — more than enough for the project. In fact my kids often save some of them to use later and I find them sneaking them onto their breakfast pancakes!
This month’s box came with tree, snowman, ornament and snowflake shaped cookies with red, green and white frosting plus lots of Christmas colored sprinkles and colored sugar!
I always enjoy watching my girls spend time together. They look forward to doing this with each other every month and sharing the prepared treats with the rest of the family.
More about Gramma in a Box
“Gramma Terry” started making Gramma in a Box for her grandkids who live in a different state. She’d send them the kit and they’d do the projects “together” via Skype. Now she spreads the joy to anyone that wants a subscription! She comes up with themed cookies and candy crafts each month then puts together detailed instructions and bonus tips. The contents of each box are always very organized. The directions are easy to follow so it’s clear which ingredients go with which project. You can see all of the Gramma in a Box projects we’ve done here.
This is the perfect gift to send to a child, especially since other things are so limited due to the pandemic. It’s a fun project that promotes quality family time and is something to look forward to each month. You can subscribe with an auto debit program for only $22 per month. Prepay for a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription and save 10%! Order by the 3rd of the month to receive that month’s box. You can find out more at www.grammainabox.com. You can also visit Gramma in a box on Facebook and Instagram for videos of each project and more!
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