Wednesday, February 25, 2015



What if you knew someone close to you,  who was celebrating a milestone birthday.  You
know you could always go to the store and purchase a card that expresses your sentiments
to that person, or you could try what I did recently.  I purchased a box of the Cinnabon
Cinnamon Rolls, that is now being marketed in all of our local grocery stores.  The
instructions are easy and quick.


You just place the four ready to bake rolls unto a cookie sheet.  Add the cinnamon mixture
on top of each roll, and bake.


When finished baking, you remove from the oven, and from the pan.  You drizzle the
pouch of icing over the steaming hot rolls, and mission accomplished.


Then you take a plastic plate, or one of the cupcake pedestal plates that I recently purchased
at Marshall's Store. 


A little less than 2.00 for each little glass pedestal plate.  Quite a deal, especially since
they are so pretty!





Or you could purchase a pack of these clear plastic plates, from the party section of the
local Walmart Store, to place a cinnamon roll on.


One warm, gooey, scrumptious cinnamon roll fits perfectly on either
plate.


  When cool, cover with plastic wrap, or place in a
clear cellophane bag.
 

And, like always, add a homemade tag. You have a small gift that actually costs
less than most birthday cards today.  After all, when you have a milestone birthday,
it is okay for you to treat yourself to a warm cinnamon roll and some coffee...right?

ps. The sticker on the card, is from the Dollar Tree.
 

Or, if you wanted to go another route other than a card, you could purchase one of these
pretty, sparkly, and festive battery lit candles instead.  The battery is included, and the
cost is $ 1.00 at the local Dollar Tree.  When you flip the tiny switch underneath the
candle, the light inside changes colors in a soft and calming manner.  I also know for
a fact that the battery lasts a long time. 

 
Wouldn't this look nice sitting on a co-worker's desk, as a
"Happy Birthday" wish?  You could write a note and place it with the
candle. 
 
 
Same candle when it changes to the blue.

 
These pictures do not do it justice.  Just a pretty little way to let someone know
you thought about them, in a way other than a card.  And, if you really want to
be generous:), you can include another battery for when their battery stops
working.




 
Really, the way you extend wishes to anyone on their birthday, or at any time,
is not important.  The fact that you thought of them, is what really counts. It
really makes me sad, when I hear people say that they don't get any cards on
their birthday.  Birthdays are special, and acknowledging birthdays of those
in your immediate world, is important, in my book.

Another fun way to use these candles, would be to place one in the powder room of a
friend, when you visit them some evening.  Flip the switch to "on", before you leave
their home.  A tiny surprise at the end of a day, for any hostess...this pretty, simple
color changing candle.

Just a little something for you this evening...from me:).

6 comments:

Happy@Home said...

Once again I am in awe of your thoughtful and creative ideas for gift giving. Who wouldn't love a freshly baked cinnamon roll especially if it were presented on such a pretty plate.
I also think those battery candles are adorable. I especially like your suggestion for leaving it as a surprise for the hostess. Great idea!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

A card...or a warm cinnamon roll on a pedestal? I'll take the warm roll, thank-you! And the battery lit candles make the prettiest gifts as well. You always pass along the best ideas!

Debbie said...

What wonderful ideas! I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love either of them! Years ago I'd run to the Mall at Christmas time and purchase those Cinnabon rolls for our breakfast on Christmas morning. My kids LIVED for them, lol. It cost a small fortune as they were soo expensive for all 6 of us...but soo worth it. We'd pop them into the microwave to warm them up some and then sit down with cups of coffee and hot chocolate to begin our day...good memories. How nice it would be to get them at the store now for a MUCH better price. Enjoy your day!

Lea said...

Oh, I do hope we get those rolls in our area grocery stores and what a neat idea to do with them. I LOVE giving "happies" to folks either for a special occasion or for no reason at all. I use to have a gift packing service and I have tons and tons of neat ways to package and still enjoy it, just don't have a business anymore.

Thanks for sharing all your great ideas with us.

Anneliese said...

That cinnabon looks the best and I love how you can make it look even better as a gift!

corners of my life said...

I love the idea of the tiny surprise at the end of a day for your hostess. Such a thoughtful gesture from such a thoughtful lady.

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