Flowerpot Posted 18 Oct 2006 , 7:01pm
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Has anyone ever thought about giving or mailing a decorated Christmas Cookie in lieu of a Christmas Card. It just sounds like such a cute idea for extra special people in our lives.

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tayesmama Posted 18 Oct 2006 , 7:09pm
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I've done this before although not for Christmas. Whenever someone in the family is pregnant, or getting married, or graduating (something along those lines) I'll send 3 cookies, 2 decorated in the theme, and one with a message on it like "Congrats!" or "Best of Luck!". I'm sure your family would love it because it's baked with love! icon_biggrin.gif

nalyjuan Posted 18 Oct 2006 , 7:09pm
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Oh my gosh Flowerpot..that sounds like an excellent idea! I love it. I have only done one set of cookies and they came out okay (I guess) but now I have an incentive to practice to perfect them! Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing

Flowerpot Posted 18 Oct 2006 , 7:17pm
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Nalyjuan--Oh your welcome...I'm just new at cookie decorating thanks to CC. I've been decorating cakes for years, but never thought about cookies--now I'm hooked. It's so much fun to be creative!

BarbaraK Posted 19 Oct 2006 , 7:11am
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What a great idea! And no trees have to die to make the paper to make the cards that everyone throws out after the holidays!!! icon_wink.gif

tawny76 Posted 20 Oct 2006 , 3:49am
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What a great idea... I may have to steal it icon_twisted.gif ... but how would you ship them??

Zmama Posted 20 Oct 2006 , 3:55am
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What a great idea... I may have to steal it icon_twisted.gif ... but how would you ship them??


Bubble wrap envelopes. Just make sure they will fit snug, but not too tight. No idea where to get cutters though.

McMama Posted 20 Oct 2006 , 3:58am
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My husband and I were planning his 50th birthday party and decided to send a cookie (in his likeness) along with the invitation. He was doing all the cooking so the cookie was a chef. Everyone who received a cookie invitation was so surprised. They loved the idea. Each cookie was bubblewrapped and then put in a mailing box typically used for sending VHS tapes. Every cookie arrived perfectly.

I am thinking of baking some cookies (not sure what design yet) for Christmas, taking a picture, and making our own Christmas cards. Kind of like the type of cards people send with pictures of their families. At least this way you don't have the expense of the boxes.

licia Posted 20 Oct 2006 , 4:14am
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THIS IS A GREAT IDEA

missnnaction Posted 20 Oct 2006 , 1:26pm

This really is a great idea... I'm trying to thing of where I can find/buy a large enough cutter...icon_smile.gif Thanks for the idea.

Flowerpot Posted 20 Oct 2006 , 1:48pm

missinaction- you can find lots of large cookie cutters at cookiecutters.com at great prices. I just place my first order and can hardly wait for it's arrival.

doleta Posted 20 Oct 2006 , 3:46pm

icon_biggrin.gif This is a great idea for my ladies cookie decorating party I'm having for the first time this year.
Imagine getting an invitation with a cookie! icon_lol.gif
I've been trying to think of an unforgettable invitation and this certainly fills the bill..... thumbs_up.gif

doleta Posted 20 Oct 2006 , 3:51pm

How do I find Antonia 74's icing? I did a search and cannot find it. icon_sad.gif

missnnaction Posted 20 Oct 2006 , 4:39pm

Thanks Flowerpot... I'll check them out.

doleta Posted 20 Oct 2006 , 5:13pm

Found Antonia's recipe under Royal Icing.

GenesisCakes Posted 20 Oct 2006 , 5:17pm

Hey that sounds like a great idea!!! How about packing them in popcorn!!! Its a natural cushion for the cookies without using styrofoam. And the post office approves!

jovigirl Posted 20 Oct 2006 , 5:22pm

I'm planning on doing my first cookie exchange this year.
How awesome would it be to send a cookie with the invite!!! thumbs_up.gif

You guys are awesome! Thanks for the idea!!!

Flowerpot Posted 20 Oct 2006 , 9:23pm

Gosh is this fun or what? Just thinking about making cookies for Christmas Cards get's me excited. I can't wait to see what people think when they receive one. I'm actually thinking if the family has children, making one for each family member with their name on it. Is there nothing better than seeing a childs eyes light up when they receive a small gift?

antonia74 Posted 21 Oct 2006 , 3:41am

There used to be an amazing cookie company that did cards. I can't seem to find the site right now, but for inspiration...here is a company that is doing Halloween cookie cards:


www.ediblesinc.com

Flowerpot Posted 21 Oct 2006 , 1:44pm

Oh Thank you Antonia--I can hardly wait to visit the site.

McMama Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 4:32am

Hey guys - let's remember to post pictures of our Christmas card cookies. How about it? I may need one of you to remind me as I'm at that age! LOL

diz Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 3:54pm

So bubble envelopes you think would be the best way?

I do not want to pay an arm and a leg shipping. I shipped 6 sugar cookes as part of an exchange and the postage was 6.00!!!!!! I want to make it still be able to be classified as a letter (we have a certain thickness up here in Canada it can be)

antonia74 Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 6:44pm
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So bubble envelopes you think would be the best way?

I do not want to pay an arm and a leg shipping. I shipped 6 sugar cookes as part of an exchange and the postage was 6.00!!!!!! I want to make it still be able to be classified as a letter (we have a certain thickness up here in Canada it can be)






I just shipped 24 cookies to New York and postage by Purolator 1 day service was $68.30....AND the service took 3 days to clear customs! icon_mad.gificon_evil.giftapedshut.gif

AgentCakeBaker Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 7:53pm

Flowerpot, I love this idea. I may have to join in with this one as well. I just bought a 4 or 5 in square cookie cutter. Decorating it with a holiday message would put a smile on all of my family's faces. I can't wait to practice this technique. I am making halloween and christmas cookies as I am typing this just for practice. Too bad I didn't read this post first.

At least I'll have another excuse to make more cookies icon_biggrin.gif

By the way, I purchased some cookie cutters from cookiecutters.com and I love them. I just received them this week. You will truly enjoy them.

diz Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 8:07pm
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Originally Posted by diz

So bubble envelopes you think would be the best way?

I do not want to pay an arm and a leg shipping. I shipped 6 sugar cookes as part of an exchange and the postage was 6.00!!!!!! I want to make it still be able to be classified as a letter (we have a certain thickness up here in Canada it can be)





I just shipped 24 cookies to New York and postage by Purolator 1 day service was $68.30....AND the service took 3 days to clear customs! icon_mad.gificon_evil.giftapedshut.gif




shit, that is what I am afraid of. That I am going to do this and postage is going to be like 6.00 each or something...... Mine are staying in canada however.

missnnaction Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 8:34pm

I saw this packaging
http://www.winbeckler.com/greeting_card_boxes.asp
It was also on sugarcrafts site... Do you all think this would work... I know it's supposed to be for chocolate but, I was thinking of putting teh cookie inside instead...

Flowerpot Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 8:42pm

AgentCakeBaker--so glad your joining in on the fun. I just finished 2 dozen 4 inch pumpkin and ghosts . I didn't decorate them yet, just stuck them in the freezer. I'll use these for the grandkids to decorate this weekend. I can't believe in all these years, I've never seen cookie bouquets before--boy where have I been? lol lol Anyway, can't wait to start my Christmas Cards...not just sure how many I'll make yet, but the possibilities are endless. Have a great day!

Flowerpot Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 8:45pm

Missnnaction- I went to that site and nothing came up. Can you send it to me again? Flowerpot

Flowerpot Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 8:48pm

McMama--great idea--I will definitely take pics of mine, but can't guarantee they will be anything like some of these talented ladies.

missnnaction Posted 22 Oct 2006 , 9:13pm

Flowerpot, Here it is.. I included sugarcrafts too just in case...


http://www.winbeckler.com/greeting_card_boxes.asp

http://www.sugarcraft.com/

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