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19 December 2014 @ 04:33 pm
christmas tins  

I made vanilla fudge, chocolate fudge, German nut tarts, Russian tea cakes, toffee, coconut joys and shortbread cookies for this year’s Christmas tins. Then I went to get the tins, and concluded I might have a Christmas Tin Problem problem:


Seriously, I love buying Christmas tins. I’m always like YES MUST HAVE MORE! But to my considerable surprise, I filled all but four, and of those four, the train, although cool, isn’t appropriate for unwrapped treats. So I’ve been going around like the Christmas Fairy, handing out tins of goodies to a lot of very surprised people. :)

One of the more attractively arranged tins:

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

desperance: lukedesperance on December 19th, 2014 05:04 pm (UTC)
Christmas tins: an American thing, an Irish thing, a Kit thing...? (This seems to be an utterly adorable custom that I have not come across before.)
kitmizkit on December 19th, 2014 05:36 pm (UTC)
It's certainly a family thing...!
kitmizkit on December 19th, 2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
actually, now that you've made me think of it, we've been told by different people here that the whole Christmas goodies tin/basket/gift thing is a very American thing to do. :)