Years ago I stumbled upon an idea for a Christmas potpourri.
You may have seen something similar on Pinterest. I don’t recall the original source and I’ve tweaked it just a bit to make it friendly for bulk assembly.
Between food allergies and dietary restrictions, food gifts sometimes go uneaten or may even derail a dear friend’s diet.
This Christmas Potpourri is a unique gift that can be enjoyed by everyone!
It has served as the perfect Christmas favor and treat for guests at my Christmas coffee and a Christmas “happy” for members of my Bible study.
Some years I’ve added bags of Christmas potpourri to bags of Christmas goodies to balance out all the sweets. They’d also be a great addition to the Christmas Gift of No Dishes.
I’ve used it in my own home during Christmas fellowships and in the middle of the week to add a bit of Christmas cheer to the busy season.
Christmas Potpourri bags are inexpensive and easy to assemble in bulk.
Consider adding an assembly station to your Christmas fellowship as a service project.
Think of those in your community you could bless:
- You could place one in the box of each teacher at a local school.
- Attach an invite to your Christmas fellowship or Christmas Eve service and hand out one to the neighbors on your street.
- Distribute a bag to the attendees at your Christmas Eve Service.
To help minimize your prep work, I’ve created a free printable tag for you to use.
Click the link below to download the free printable.
Christmas Potpourri Ingredients:
For each bag you’ll need:
- 1 orange
- ½ cup cranberries
- ½ Tablespoon whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- A pinch of grated nutmeg
- 1 plastic bag
- 1 Christmas Potpourri card (see above)
Bulk tip: Cinnamon sticks are often available in bulk purchase at warehouse clubs and health food stores at a much better price than your local grocery store.
You can keep things simple by placing all of the ingredients and the card inside a sandwich bag, or you can dress things up a bit with a cellophane bag and some pretty Christmas ribbon.
Whether you make a bag for yourself to fill your home with the smells of Christmas during your Christmas fellowship or you assemble bags to bless others, I pray the smells of Christmas will encourage you to spread the knowledge of Christ.
He uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. 2 Corinthians 2:14 NLT
You may also want to read:
Christmas Gift of No Dishes
31 Christmas Fellowship Ideas
12 Days of Christmas Games
My Favorite Christmas Icebreaker Games
10 Things I’d Do Differently as a Women’s Ministry Leader During the Christmas Season
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Two years ago: Christmas Left Right Game
Three years ago: Christmas Version: What’s on ur phone?
Four years ago: Would You Rather – Christmas Version
Five years ago: Why I Don’t Do White Elephant Games
Six years ago: 31 Christmas Fellowship Ideas