Welcome Holiday Guests in Style
Give a small, thoughtful gift to each guest. People love to open something. Keep it simple and functional—not just more stuff. Give homemade brandy (Julee shares her mother's damson plum brandy), tomato sauce from last summer's garden, recipes on hand-decorated cards, a bag of homemade cookies tied with satin bows. Arrange gifts at place settings ... just something special for each person. You could do secret Santas, sending each guest another's name for a series of tiny presents. Then the Santas are revealed at the holiday party with nicer gifts.