After years of tossing this idea around, my sweet hubby and I are finally putting it into action.
Every Christmas our sweet neighbors bring their Holiday greetings, usually with a plate of fattening goodies. And we of course, make dozens of plates of treats as well to send around to our friends and neighbors. Oreo fudge anyone??
So..... This year, we are instead sending around a note inviting everyone to an open house at our home. Everyone will be invited to bring a goodie to share if they would like, as well as an envelope with the cash that they would have spent on neighbor gifts. (totally optional) The money will be combined and given to a family in need. Hopefully with this plan we will be helping others, and not ending up with a counter full of fattening-calorie laden food that we feel guilty if we don't eat.
I am a little nervous to put this plan into action. What will people think? Will they want to participate? The few people that we have talked to have been very positive and excited about it. I am excited not to have to come up with a creative original treat for everyone, spend hours in the kitchen or be tempted to snitch as I make those treats. It will be nice to visit with everyone at the open house as well.
So what do you think? What are your plans for your neighbors?