“When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and
eight tiny reindeer”
…………………………………….or perhaps 200+! Our house has been a miniature reindeer factory over the past week. We have been making candy cane reindeer. We started a tradition a few years ago of making a Christmas craft or treat to send into school for our children’s classmates. When we first started this we had one child in school so it was an evening of crafting and very easy. Then a few years ago we decided to add our neighbours into the mini gift giving. In the beginning it was only our immediate neighbours, just a couple of houses, but over the last few years the scope has expanded. So now with four children in school, and our neighbourhood mailbox gift drop expanded to 2+ blocks, we now have to make over 200 of these little candy cane reindeer.
We managed to get a bit of a production line going, we being myself and the three-year old. I would glue on the eyes, then he would pop on the pink pompom nose, and I would then do the antlers. Our little one is quite proud of doing the noses.
All the candy canes have now been delivered at school. This weekend we will do our door-to-door delivering our little festive reindeer to our neighborhood. The kids love running up to the mailboxes and leaving behind a Christmas surprise.