This project has taken over my mind! As part of my church calling, I am one of three in charge of Super Saturday for my ward. What is this you ask? It is a day where all of the ladies get together and get their craft ON. :0) After helping to come up with enough fun things for everyone to do, I was put in charge of "Christmas in a Can". I was given an example of what another ward had done, and though I thought it was cute and a really good idea, I wanted to do something a bit different with it. Why? Because I like to go crazy trying to come up with something that hopefully EVERYONE will enjoy. Sigh. Ok, really, I just can't seem to stop myself from adding more things to my list.
Honestly, though it took oodles of hours to come up with an idea and then try to find things that would go along with that idea, I am really pleased with the outcome. It turned out great and I was able to stay within my $10 budget.
Here is my version of Christmas in a Can....
There is a talk in the December 2001 Ensign Magazine by President Faust about the Five True Gifts of Christmas. I based my can on this.
Tucked neatly inside this paint bucket are five "gifts".
First...the gift of PEACE.
It is a little sachet of bath essence. :0)
Second....the gift of SELF.
It is a "To-Do List" notepad.
Third....the gift of LOVE.
I found this picture at my local Church bookstore. The description on the back talk about the love of Christ.
Fourth...the gift of SERVICE.
I had a hard time with this one because it is so similar to the gift of Self. But then I found this cute idea and knew it was perfect.
Finally...the gift of FAITH.
After all...what is Christmas if you do not believe?