When you hear Nestle what do you think of? Probably….
They say everything is better with chocolate. In fact, they also say that dark chocolate is good for you. I don’t know who “they” are but I think in this case I’m going to agree with them. Just to be safe I think I will have chocolate each day! One of my favorite Christmas treats is chocolate fudge. I remember someone use to bring fudge to our family get together. I prefer the kind with walnut or even laced with peanut butter. I tried to make fudge once, it was not a fun experience. As in it would not have been fun for the person experiencing the fudge. That is if I would have been able to get the fudge into a solid form.
I haven’t had fudge in ages so it has lost some of its Christmas charm. Recently I was visiting the Nestle Countdown to the Holidays website and came across some very scrumptious recipes all made with Nestle products. I thank we may have to start a new Christmas memory, the big question is which one to choose? You can find all the recipes here: Nestle Countdown to the Holidays.
Now that we are all hungry and drooling over these very tasting looking recipes lets talk about other holiday traditions. Do you have anything special traditions? It seems that the holidays bring out a lot of memories and traditions for people. I guess because it is a yearly event. One tradition that changed for me once I met my husband and had children is Christmas morning. When I was a child every present was wrapped under the tree. Christmas Eve the tree was full of presents from relatives. Then we would wake up Christmas morning to find more wrapped presents and stockings full of goodies from Santa. However in my husband’s house Santa didn’t wrap presents. His elves made them in the workshop and delivered them all set up and ready to play under the tree. In order to compromise I knew we had to go with his tradition. So all the presents from relatives (mom and dad) are wrapped and put under the tree leading up to Christmas morning. Then on Christmas morning the children away to gifts already assembled and ready to play.
Originally I wasn’t thrilled with this idea however over the years I’ve gotten use to not wasting all the wrapping paper and it is nice not to have to put together a bunch of toys Christmas morning. Instead we can eat some breakfast and relax while the kids play with everything. This is the one day when no one is required to clean up (other than the wrapping paper). The kids have all day to enjoy their gifts. Next day is cleaning day.
We only have two weeks left until Christmas (I know I can’t believe it!) and Nestle is hosting a Nestle Countdown to the Holidays event where you can win $25, $50, and $100 Walmart gift cards. You can also enjoy some fun crafts and as I mentioned above recipes. I encourage you to head on over now to check out some of the events like the fun e-card creator you can open today. Select your background, character and phrase and then print and share! Create a card and send it to a loved one, friend, or post to your Facebook wall.
This post was sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.