Jelly of the Month Club Christmas Gift Idea December 29, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorized

My family likes to do some homemade gifts and food is usually a good option because then the guys are happy, too. This year, for a few people, I decided to up my game a bit and do a “Jelly of the Month Club” with 12 assorted jams and jellies.

The ideal game plan was to do them throughout the year and eliminate stress in December. Well, I did half of them and then life happened. Things got busy and jam making was lower on my priorities list. I threw the last 6 together at the last minute, but WOW did my house smell good!  They are just the 4oz. jars, because that way, if they didn’t like it, there was only a little. I hope that doesn’t happen, though.

I love the assortment of colors and textures!I printed out little certificates, tied baker’s twine around them, and printed out labels (from HERE).

Here is what I made (recipes linked as available):

Sour Cherry Jam
Gingerbread Jelly
Blackberry Jam
Blueberry Preserves
Orange MarmaladeI didn’t really follow this- I zested the peels and didn’t leave many of the thicker edges in. I hear they are good for you, but I just didn’t want to do it.
Strawberry Lemon Marmalade
Cranberry Orange Pear Jam
Apple Butter
Caramel Spice Pear Butter
Apple Pie Jam
Carrot Cake Jam
Christmas Jam

Because it drives me crazy that the labels weren’t lined up in the first picture…

I think I might try this again next year. It was fun to try out some new recipes and, after all, it is the gift that keeps on giving… the whole year! 😉
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