For giving cake, cookies or candy at Christmas, to new neighbors or a sick friend, I look a garage sales, Goodwill or sales at retail stores for containers. Today at the General Dollar Store, they had their summer dinnerware on sale for half price. I got eight nice sized, bright colored dinner plates for a total of $2.50. They will make great plates for the rum cakes I give away at Christmas and look so much better than just a paper plate.
By Jane from Piqua, OH
This is a nice poem to tape to the bottom of the plate, I don't know the author...
"This plate is made for giving
And I'm giving it to you
It's made of things that I like
And I hope you like them too!
And when this plate is empty
And the things on it are gone
I hope you'll fill it up again
To let the Giving Plate give on!"
I like the poem. It is so cute. That makes the present worth extra special. The baked goods could be so-so, but the poem makes the gift special. It shows you have put some thought into the gift.
What a generous, loving thing to do, and what a lovely poem to add to the plate. I think some of us might be interested in your rum cake recipe, if you're willing to share that too.
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