Reindeer Jar Holiday Gift

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There are so many ways to make holidays merry and bright. This year we are spreading holiday cheer by elfing our neighbors with American Greetings and M&M’s from Walmart along with some fun crafts like our reindeer jar holiday gift. Our daughters are growing up knowing the holidays are not about gifts, but instead, about the warm and fuzzies you can share by making others smile. Kindness goes a long way and we are making sure our friends and family know they are appreciated this holiday season.

Reindeer Jar Holiday Gift

Our oldest daughter was so excited to ring our neighbor’s doorbell and run away after leaving a bag full of holiday treats on her doorstep. Our neighbor’s name is Noel so it was even more fun to put together the package with a beautiful “Noel” card from American Greetings! 

How to Elf your neighbors:

  1. Print the free American Greetings Elfing printables.
  2. Put together a holiday bag full of candy and small gifts.
  3. Leave on your neighbor’s doorstep, ring doorbell, RUN!

My daughter gets giggly talking about how we elfed the neighbors. I’m sure she won’t be able to keep the secret during her next neighborhood park playdate but that’s just part of the fun.

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Reindeer Jar Holiday Gift instructions 


  • large mason jars
  • reindeer ornament or figurine
  • metallic and red paint
  • glue gun and hot glue

Reindeer Jar Hoiday Gift Supplies

Remove decorations from reindeer then paint with metallic color of choice. I used gold and silver spray paint to cover the original red glitter reindeer. Use a paintbrush to give your reindeer a red nose. 

Reindeer Jar Holiday Gift red nose

Allow paint to fully dry then attach to the mason jar with hot glue. 

Reindeer Jar Holiday Gift tutorial

Fill your reindeer jar holiday gift with M&M’s for gifting to neighbors, coworkers and friends! 

Reindeer Jar Holiday Gift Tutorial filled with candy

We purchased everything needed for elfing our neighbors and making the reindeer jar holiday gift at Walmart. Affordable American Greetings gift wrapping and cards make it easy to put together festive gifts for friends and family.

American Greetings at Walmart

While shopping we found so many fun American Greetings holiday cards. My daughters love Finding Nemo and Finding Dory so this adorable card caught our attention. We purchased it for a very special marine biologist friend working with the Rising Tide Conservation discovering methods to captive-breed saltwater aquarium fish and reduce the negative impact of fishing on coral reefs. During our last visit to California he shared the progress they have made in learning to breed blue tang fish. This American Greetings holiday card is perfect for him! Bonus – by purchasing three cards we received the holiday promotional plush bear for just $3.47. It’s a perfect addition to our neighbor elfing gift!  

American Greetings Holiday Cards

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Reindeer Jar Holiday Gift idea

Who will you be elfing this holiday season with favorite American Greetings holiday cards and your handmade reindeer jar full of M&M’s?

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