This is a sponsored post by Minted. All opinions are mine alone.
It’s holiday photo card time. Does this annual tradition stress you out? It does for me. This year I decided to do things a bit different and create a story using Minted Booklette Holiday RecipeCard.
I always felt that a holiday photo card should reflect what has happened throughout the year, a story of what our home is like and what everyone is up too. My hope is that the recipient can share in the memories.
Here are a few ideas to capture the joy of the season. What’s great about the Minted’s new unique Booklette™ cards, I’m able to share more photos, which mean more memories.
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I uploaded several photos of the family with a touching statement. I capture one photo of each of my kids, hubby, myself and grandkids.
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- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup chopped nuts
1. Mix butter, sugar and vanilla together. After its mixed well. Blend in flour, salt and stir in nuts. Make sure the dough forms a nice consistency to create balls. If its too mushy add more flour
2. Create a ball about two tablespoon of dough add them to a greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Cook for 10 minutes and take out to cool before you coat them with powder. Make sure you don't over bake them in the oven or they will crack and break apart.
3. Coat the balls with powdered sugar. Use a mini sifter filled with 1 cup of powder sugar. These mini sifters are very handy and perfect for dusting cookies. Don't over do it with the powder sugar.
As much as I enjoy reading all the letters that I receive from family and friends. I started thinking, how can I give something back in a card? I wanted to create something unique.
The booklet is wonderful because I can add other surprises. It dawned on me that many of these people I am sending the cards to were part of my earlier years when we gathered together at each other homes. I remember the Snowball Christmas cookies that everyone loved. I added the holiday recipe hoping that it can be useful and a remembrance.
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This year I didn’t write a long letter, but instead, I kept it short and sweet. A new grandbaby, new home and another national championship win for the hubby. I think that’s enough information. I truly feel that this holiday booklet is the ultimate holiday card in which you can tell a sweet story without sounding too long.