Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Spreading Some Cheer

We thought it would be fun to spread some cheer around our neighborhood this afternoon. So we made up these darling goody bags. Emily dipped the end of a cork in some red paint to make the cherries, and I helped fill in the stems.

While we waited for the paint to dry, we went to pick some fresh cherries at a local farm. It is the final days of cherry picking season around here, so they had reduced the price to just $2 per pound!!


Emily picked many, many cherries! When we got home, the paint was completely dry and we were ready to assemble the goody bags. We used red lunch bags from Target.

Now we have several deliveries to make... fun!

21 comments:

Jenny said...

SO fun!

Sherry said...

very cool!

Mama King said...

Wow what a great activity! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

Sherry said...

OMG I wish we had a cherry picking place, Lu would love it! Good idea with the cork, I have a ton of them , now I can put them to use :)

MaryAnne said...

This is so cute, and you have some very lucky neighbors :)

aprilfoolwed said...

I wish I was your neighbor! What a thoughtful little gift!

Ivy said...

Wish I were your neighbor! What a great gift. Nothing beats fresh cherries, but I've never heard of pick your own cherries. That sounds fabulous!

Christy said...

What a nice idea! I'm sure the recipients were thrilled.

*-cipi-* said...

Lovely idea!

Amanda said...

What an adorable idea! I wish we had cherries around here to pick... I guess you could do the same thing with baked goods or whatever. I'm going to file this idea away for neighbor Christmas gifts :-)

Night Owl Mama said...

very cute Idea luv your pictures

sunnymama said...

How lovely! I would love to be your neighbour :)

Valerie said...

@ Sherry -- Oh, it is so much fun to go cherry picking, and we are so fortunate to have a beautiful orchard near us. The same orchard offers pick your own peaches and apples too (at different times of the year, of course). We love it!

Valerie said...

@ Amanda -- Baked goods is another great idea! We had some neighbors who really needed a little cheering up, and Emily loved this activity very much. :-)

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Oooooooooo... those look so good! I bet you had lots of happy goodie recipiants (is that how you spell that? I am completely exausted. lol!)

Val

Sarah said...

I can't wait until next strawberry season (no cherries around here) - what fun it will be!

Ticia said...

What a fabulous idea. We don't have a lot of berry picking farms local to us, but we could substitute making cookies.

jennwa said...

I love this, I will be borrowing t for my prescool class.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Love it! I definitely will be trying this with my daughter. How fun!

Valerie said...

@ jennwa -- What a great idea to do with a preschool class! I bet the kids will love it!!

@ Ticia -- That sounds fabulous! It's all about spreading the joy, so have fun!!

@ Andrea -- Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did, if not more. I would love to hear about it!

The Magic Onions said...

What a basket of cherries! They look so yummy... bet they didn't last long.
And I love how you crafted with your kids about cherries.
Blessings and magic.

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