We had already talked to a couple of our neighbors and received encouraging response to an idea we had to bring several other neighbors together a little bit. So we wrote up a special invitation and took it by 7 of our neighbor's houses yesterday afternoon.
The response was very positive.
We'll let you know how it goes but we thought we'd also pass the idea along to you. Who knows -- you might think it's a pretty nifty idea too!
Here's the flyer:
You’re invited to participate in a neighborhood Christmas cookie exchange! It’s a simple but sweet way to observe the season and we’d love to have you join us.
How does it work? Each household bakes 2 dozen cookies, brownies or bars. Those are then brought to Denny & Claire Hartford’s (our address) around 4 o’clock on Sunday, December 16th. (If necessary, they can be dropped off earlier.) We will divide the cookies right then so that everyone goes home with an equal amount of everyone’s cookies. The exchange process will take just a few minutes but it will give us a chance to touch base with neighbors and to enjoy some different Christmas treats.
It would also be great if you would bring 6-8 copies of the recipe for your cookie. Also, we’ll have punch and hot drinks to enjoy while we trade cookies. See you on the 16th.