As an adult, I value time spent with loved ones and thoughtful gestures more than I could ever imagine as a kid. For some, Christmas is the perfect time to adopt a dog. I thought it would be fun to be a secret Santa and surprise a dozen people who adopt a dog from Humane CNY with a prefilled treat jar. I also wanted to give a little something to my readers, so I asked Carolynn Lemke from Noble Friends to create some printable gift tags. All photos were taken by Alice G Patterson Photography.
I bought jars and followed the tips for painted mason jars from the Sweetest Occasion. For the jars, I chose a flat white paint and a glossy Hunter green. I painted the outside of the jars to keep the inside safe for food. Next, I painted six lids green and left the remaining six silver. Since then, I have decided that I prefer the look of the painted lid.
The Printable Gift Tags are my favorite part. Just click to download, print them on cardstock, cut, tie with Baker’s twine or other ribbon and you’re all set!
I printed two sizes of gift tags on 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock: 75 % and 60 % of the original size.
Next comes the fun part, choosing what treats to put inside. Although I usually buy treats made in the US, I chose Old Mother Hubbard Baked Dog Biscuits which are Canadian.
I may be biased, but I think these gift tags would be great on any package! I also donated some more treats for the dogs who won’t be home for Christmas in addition to the bucket of goodies from Tractor Supply Company’s sponsored post last week.
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About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Central New York, Alice specializes in dog portraits and commercial photography. Alice has three dogs of her own: Lulu, Franny, and Darla.