Looking for a holiday gift idea that doesn’t cost a lot of money? And is meaningful?
Me too! This time of year can get crazy budget-wise because there are so many people we genuinely want to do something nice for. Enter the Kindness Cookie Plate. The homemade gift idea that keeps on giving…and giving…and giving!
Kindness and giving is important to me so I’m excited to partner with SunTrust Bank again this year to share how to make a kindness cookie plate!
Kindness Cookie Plate
The idea behind the kindness cookie plate is that each recipient gets to enjoy a special treat and then refill the plate and pass it on to someone else. It’s a great way to spread holiday cheer (anytime of year) without spending a lot of money. You’ll be amazed at how much cheer one little plate can spread.
It’s so simple to make that you can the kids can make it in minutes then let it cure in the oven. Once it’s ready fill with cookies or other fun treats and gift it to a special family. After they enjoy the treats they can gift it to someone else without having to spend a lot of time or money–which is a great to gift in itself!
How to Make a Cookie Plate
- white plate (we used a Corelle one like this)
- paint markers
- rubbing alcohol
- cotton balls
Clean the plate thoroughly with the rubbing alcohol so the marker will adhere. Once its clean be careful not to touch it or the marker won’t stick where your fingerprints are. Prep the pens according to the package directions and use them to write on the plate.
We wrote “Enjoy a treat. Fill the plate. Pass it on. Share the joy.”, but you can write anything you like. Put it in a cold oven and set it at 350 degrees for an hour. Then shut off the oven and let it cool before taking it out.
Add some treats and take it to someone you care about! A kindness cookie plate is a simple way to show others how much you appreciate them while staying on budget.
The holidays are for focusing on moments that matter. But for many Americans, financial stress can get in the way. This year, you can make small changes that make a big difference for your financial well-being.
In this holiday planning guide, you’ll find tips for getting organized and making a plan for holiday spending so you can feel confident in your ability to stay on track with your budget. You’ll see how other Americans are shopping, traveling, celebrating and giving in ways that make the holidays cost less, but mean more.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.