When I was a child, every year at Christmastime my dad would bring home a bag of pistachios that his boss had given him as a Christmas gift. It must have been that my parents didn’t care for them because they would always end up in the hands of my little brother and I. We would sit in front of the TV in our footie pajamas, watch Disney movies and chow down on these special little nuts. This is a neat little memory of mine that I’m sure I won’t forget because as an adult it still hasn’t left my mind.
To this day I still crave pistachios around the holidays. It’s the strangest thing! I’ve never actually given in to the craving because they can be a bit pricey at the grocery store. Then I discovered that they go on sale around the holidays at our local warehouse store, and I couldn’t resist buying a bag. I eventually realized that buying them in bulk meant I wasn’t going to be able to finish the whole bag of pistachios all by myself. Two years later, half the bag still sits on the top of my fridge.
Then I got the idea that I could package them up and give them as gifts or party favors so that they don’t go to waste. If I had thought of this 2 years ago, I would have done it! I think this idea would be great for a wedding favor all wrapped up in cute packaging or in a sweet little organza bag like I did in the photo. I know that green is a popular color to choose for a wedding these days and a lot of brides are also choosing ivory colored dresses, so this would be perfect! I’ve also been seeing the phrase “Nuts about each other,” a perfect saying for a personalized gift tag.
This idea is so easy and inexpensive and I can almost guarantee that the guests will enjoy a handful of these yummy little pistachio nuts, and if for some reason they don’t, they can always give them to their children to eat at Christmastime… while watching Disney on TV… wearing footie pajamas.