Holiday Solutions: Send Cookies In Your Place

Autumn Delights Customizable Basket

Autumn Delights Customizable Basket

Dear Mrs. Fields,

For the first time since I moved away from home eight years ago, I won’t be able to go back and join my family for Thanksgiving. I’ll be going with my fiancĂ© Danny to meet his entire family for the first time. Unfortunately, they live on the opposite coast from my family. I know my family understands and they are happy for me, but I also feel that they’re sad and disappointed I won’t be there. How do I handle this?

Sincerely,
Pam

Dear Pam,

Your dilemma brings up a great question: How can we put ourselves in two places at once? I have a great solution for you! I recommend that you and Danny send a cookie gift to your family and have it delivered the day before Thanksgiving. Include a sincere note that you wish there was a way for you both to be there with them, but ask that they accept this gift in your place. Make sure it’s signed from both of you—you’re a couple now. As the cookies are shared with the family, you’ll be remembered to them in a truly sweet way. (“Who sent these cookies?” “They’re from Pam and Danny!”) A cookie can definitely soften the sting of your absence.

And next year, when you and Danny spend Thanksgiving with your family, you can send a similar gift to his family. It works like a charm. Trust me.

Good luck and congratulations on your engagement!

Mrs. Fields

Do you have a holiday dilemma? Send me an email (mrsfields[at]mrsfieldssecrets[dot]com). Maybe I can help!

Summer Thank You Ideas

All sights are on fall, but before summer disappears completely, don’t forget to take time to thank those who made your summer spectacular. For instance, you can thank your neighbor Jim for taking your family out on his boat with this Nautical Tote.

Nautical Tote with Treats

Nautical Tote with Treats

Thank Aunt Barbara and Uncle Jack for the use of their beach house with this keepsake cookie jar.

Beach Shack Bites Jar

Beach Shack Bites Jar

Thank your best friends, Sue and Matt, for a camping trip you’ll never forget with this Big Cookie Cake.

Campers Cookie Gift

Camper's Cookie Gift

Thank your golfing buddy Ed for graciously allowing so many mulligans with a Bucket of Bites.

Bucket of Bites

Bucket of Bites

And finally, thank your favorite petsitter Jenny for making it possible for you to have so much fun in the first place with this summery Sunshine Satchel.

Sunshine Satchel

Sunshine Satchel

Did I leave anybody out? Who made your summer spectacular?

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