Tis the season to start bringing out the holly, the best china, ornaments, and other festive decorations to make your home extra merry and oh so bright! Clearly, you do not just deck the halls for yourself, but also for your friends and family to enjoy. The holidays are the ideal time of year to greet your guests with warm winter wishes and seasonal delights so everyone can gather and celebrate together.
Sure, you're bound to have cookies baking in the oven, but the lofty scent of cinnamon could not be more welcoming to your guests as they enter your home. They're surprisingly easy to make and will last through the holiday season.
Of course, any holiday hostess knows that there's only one true way to make guests feel at home: a batch of freshly-baked homemade cookies. Allow your guests to first feast with their eyes when you bring out a platter of chocolate and gingerbread wildlife theme cookies.
Greet overnight guests with a pair of no-sew slipper socks. Yes, your friends and family will be so cozy throughout the evening, but come morning, they'll be able to take home their cozy footwear as a parting favor. (In fact, the slipper socks are comfy enough that they might wear them home.)