December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve Traditions

by Josh Early Candies

One of the most precious things about Christmas is seeing the wonder and delight on a child's face as he or she takes in the sights and the sounds of the season. Decorating a tree with twinkling lights and shiny ornaments, writing letters to Santa Claus and addressing them to the North Pole, and hanging stockings by the fireplace – all are traditions that feed into the spirit of Christmas, emphasizing just how special this time of year really is.

Do you remember how excited you felt during the years of your childhood when you set out a plate of cookies and a glass of milk for Santa? Or how seeing a plate of stray cookie crumbs and an empty glass on Christmas morning meant that Santa really did come during the night?

This year, leave Santa a treat he'll truly remember and bake him a batch of peanut butter cookies decorated with our Holiday Nonpareils. Sugar cookies would work well, too… We bet Santa would love either kind!

We're not entirely sure that chocolate is good for reindeer, so Rudolph and his fellow sleigh-pulling friends will have to settle for the traditional Christmas Eve carrots.

And before you go up to bed and let visions of sugarplums dance through your head, be sure to leave a little something sweet for Santa to bring home to Mrs. Claus. After all, she's waiting patiently up at the North Pole for Santa to return from delivering presents to boys and girls all over the world. We hear she loves to put marshmallows in her hot cocoa, so our Toasted Coconut Caramel Marshmallows would be the perfect gift for Mrs. C.!

We hope we've inspired you to keep the spirit of the season alive and that all of your holiday wishes come true. Thanks for making Josh Early Candies a part of your Christmas traditions!