Sharing Your Bounty This Holiday Season

Sharing Your Bounty This Holiday Season

Your garden shares so much with you when you invest time, energy and love all season long. Why not share your bounty this Holiday Season or anytime? You and your family eat freshly picked produce or enjoy a beautiful bouquet on your kitchen table. When you have an overabundance of many of your fruits and vegetables you can preserve or can these beauties. This is a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen and watch them show their pride when the gifts are handed out!


Whether as a birthday, Christmas / Hanukkah or as a Hostess gift for a gathering you're attending soon, homemade gifts are one of the best gifts to give or to get. Canning takes an afternoon of your time once all of your ingredients and tools are assembled. Pick your favorite recipe and make sure that you have:

  • Canning jars
  • Masher / Spoon / Funnel / Large Pot
  • Fruits / Vegetables
  • Sugar
  • Spices
  • Vinegar
  • Labels
  • Fabric
  • Twine
  • Pens


Here are some suggestions for using your fruits, vegetables and herbs from this summer. Some of these choices listed below can be made right before you need to attend a gathering. These are easy to make and give away to family and friends during the Holidays or any time!


  • Preserves and Jams / Jellies
  • Canned vegetables
  • Pesto
  • Relishes
  • Sauces
  • Pickles
  • Salsas
  • Mustards
  • Herbed butter
  • Herbed breads

Traditional strawberry jam made at home with a prescription. Strawberry jam made at home with fruit from your garden.

When you make these in bulk you can pair them up with other goodies and create unique homemade gift baskets of your own. Knowing what your recipient enjoys would be a great help to you. If you don't know what to get to add to your gift, here are some suggestions for pairings:

  • Cheeses
  • Dried Fruits (ones you can make)
  • Breads
  • Chocolates
  • Cured Meats
  • Crackers (also ones that you can make at home)
  • Handmade Cards


Wrapped in clear cellophane with a ribbon or tied up in fabric, everyone loves a homemade food gift at the Holidays.   When you're all done making any of these gifts this season, we would love for you to post pictures of your unique homemade gifts on our Facebook page, at so we can see and share in your success!


From our family to yours, Frame It All wishes you a wonderful, safe and joyful Holiday Season!

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