Jeanne Bice loved everything about Christmas and the holiday season so much that she wrote a book for her beloved Quackers and friends. She wanted to inspire them to love the holiday season as much as she did…so she decided to share her personal memories, family stories, gift ideas, party ideas, favorite recipes, everything!
Among her favorite memories were her annual Cookie Exchange parties, which she brought to QVC years later.
This year the Quacker Factory Cookie Exchange will be Friday, November 16 on QVC at 3-5 PM ET. It will be a Live Audience Show, and you’re invited to make memories together!
You’ll have the chance to WIN ONE OF 10 GIFT BAGS that the audience members are getting….PLUS a FABULOUS HOLIDAY WREATH that will be featured on the show…PLUS we’re giving away 20 COPIES OF JEANNE’S CHRISTMAS BOOK… JUST CLICK HERE TO ENTER!
Several years ago Angel wrote a delightful blog about Jeanne’s love of Christmas and her book, which we are repeating here today for the many new Quackers who may not have seen it.
You’ll get a taste of the memories she had…and be inspired to make new memories for yourself and your family.
Did you know Jeanne wrote in her best-selling book, Quacker Factory Christmas, that you should ‘Make EVERY day Christmas Day!’ and ‘Always Believe in the Magic?’
Her philosophy definitely lives on at The Quacker Factory, and we ‘BELIEVE’ in the Magic of Christmas and love bringing that joy and sparkle to everything we do! So, I thought I’d share some tips we learned from Jeanne to ‘Keep the Spirit of Christmas’ going!
First… START EARLY! We never stop thinking about Christmas – in fact, our dynamic ‘Dream Team’ is already at work creating designs for NEXT Christmas!
Next, THROW A COOKIE EXCHANGE PARTY! Jeanne loved this type of party. That’s why we started this annual tradition on QVC. She would even send out a ‘save the date’ invitation in July! So have your OWN party with all your best girlfriends! The key is asking everyone to bake a dozen cookies for each person coming and have them tell you what type of cookie they are each making to get the most variety! Speaking of cookies, Diane, our lovely artist from ‘Team Quacker,’ just made a batch of Jeanne’s famous ‘Snickerdoodle Cookies’ and decorated them with snowmen.
And…who doesn’t love Christmas tunes to get you in the spirit? CREATE A CAROLING PARTY! This tradition was a Bice family favorite. Jeanne and her friends would stroll through the neighborhood singing Christmas carols and stop at every house for refreshments! What fun!
“THINKING THRIFTY!” When budgets were a little tight, Jeanne used to make gift baskets centered around a theme. She’d fill them with simple, inexpensive items that were meaningful or helpful to the receiver! So get creative this year and use your imagination!!
Did you know Jeanne put up almost 20 trees every Christmas? Once she coined the ‘UNEXPECTED TREE.’ The story goes that one year she bought a sparkly ‘flocked’ tree but realized quickly that it seemed impossible to decorate! All the decorations got lost in that fluffy snow! So…Lee did the “unexpected” and started pulling wooden signs right off the walls and stuck them all over the tree! Hence the tradition began of hanging signs on trees!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! GET READY TO
MAKE HOLIDAY MEMORIES TOGETHER!
WATCH THE QUACKER FACTORY
COOKIE EXCHANGE SHOW
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
QVC 3-5 PM ET.
WIN A COPY OF JEANNE’S CHRISTMAS BOOK!