We celebrated two birthdays in our family this week,
one being my Step-FIL's 70th!
He loves sweets, and I wanted to add a little something special
to his annual, usual, mundane gift of two shirts.
I mean... what do you get a man who already has everything he wants?
I found several candy'gram posters for birthdays on Pinterest,
and also had a list from years ago, with a message made from candy bar names,
but they just didn't seem befitting.
And several of the candy bars used for the grams were hard to find.
So I decided to make my own Birthday Candy'Gram!
Instead of making a poster or using a bag,
I opted for a decorative cardboard box, found at Dollar Tree to hold the candy.
Wrote a few verses of my own
showcasing candy bars and gum that I knew he would like.
Used crinkled paper gift filler to fill the empty spots in the box...
...and after contemplating between a black or yellow bow to complete the
package, chose the later, and secured the gram message into place with hot glue.
Just so happens,
M&M's is celebrating 75 years,
so I added "And look on the bright side, you're still younger than M&M's!" :)
I must confess, the pack of Extra gum disappeared somewhere between
the store and home. Meant to pick up another pack, but forgot.
But for less than $8.00,
a cute Birthday Box Candy'Gram was created!
You can hardly buy a birthday card for much less than that!
And my Step-FIL, he absolutely loved it!
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