Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday: the traveling treat jar

I love the idea of surprising friends with treats, so I started this a couple years ago for a small group of women in our community. I filled a mason jar with baked goodies, and attached the following note:

Fill this jar with something yummy,
and then just pass it on.
Please repeat the first step
as soon as the treats are gone.

On the back of the tag, I wrote my name first, then listed each of the women, putting my name last so the jar would end with me (filled with sweets, of course!) I really enjoyed it and hope the other ladies did, too. After two complete rounds, we've taken a long hiatus, but I'm planning to start it up again next week. That works for me! Click here for more ideas.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I didn't remember that you did this ~ it's a generous and fun idea! Love, Mom

Niki RuralWritings said...

what a wonderful idea! Everyone loves a little gift of baking!

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

What a great idea!

NeedANap2 said...

That is a wonderful idea!! Might you change your post to a WFMW (Works for me Wednesday)?

Angela - Life w/ One Busy Boy said...

Great idea!!!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

What a great and fun idea!

A, B & C said...

Great idea, Carrie! I'll have to try that once I get more settled and know some people here. Enjoy the rest of your week!

NeedANap2 said...

You're welcome, again thanks for the tip!!

Susan said...

This is very creative. I like the idea, maybe try it in Germany and see how it goes.

Laura said...

I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing it!

Macy said...

What a fun idea! And a great way to get to know neighbors a little better.

Amy said...

We did this once at church--we called it the traveling basket, and we filled it with WHATEVER--i.e. candle, kitchen towel, trinkets, etc. Fun!

jehovahroi said...

what a great idea, not only do you make something nice for your friends, you keep everyone connected and visiting each other too!

Amy said...

That is such a cute idea! I love it and might have to start it in my mom's group.

Jendeis said...

Such a sweet idea! (Oh, no pun intended.) I should start this for my girlfriends from law school as we've all moved apart from one another. :)

Katie said...

Hey Carrie! I was looking through your archives to find this! I think I'm going to start a traveling treat jar at our church and I knew you had posted a cute little poem to put with it. Thanks for sharing! I hope you and yours are doing well ~ the itty bitty one too! :-)

Blessings,
Katie

Starr said...

I loved this idea so much that I started TWO of them at our church this morning! I also featured the idea on my blog, giving you credit.
http://cookingwiththepreacherswife.blogspot.com/2008/10/i-need-help-traveling-treat-jar.html

Thanks so much for a great idea!