A reminder of home.
 

 

Nothing reminds me more of the holidays than fresh, homemade candy. Every year since I was 12, my mom and I would either bake cookies or make candy during Christmas break. Us working together in the kitchen was always fun, and it was easier to make candy than buy gifts for all the members of my family. One year, Mom wanted to do something different. Instead of cookies, we would do Chocolate Peanut Clusters. Little did we know, that was the beginning of something larger.

That first Christmas, we made one batch. Small goodie bags for each family. Each Christmas after, we made more and more. We upgraded to candy tins so each family could have more to share. Then, we began to share with our neighbors, friends, and coworkers.

No matter where I was, whether at home for the holidays, or at college, I knew I could make a quick gift that they would love.

Fast forward to 2016. I’m spending my first Christmas away from Mom, with my boyfriend (now fiancee)’s family.

I don’t have a gift for them! Then I remember, I do.

Those Chocolate Peanut Clusters.

He tasted them, and instantly knew we had something big. Needless to say, I made a great impression on the family.

“Anything can go in a paper sack”, he mused.

And now, The Paper Sack shares that gift across the country.