Hot chocolate is the drink of the season for a reason: when we come inside from the cold after building a snowman or making snow angels, hot chocolate warms us up, no matter what age we are. Make your winter adventures even more exciting with these fun hot cocoa upgrades.
Spice it up
One way to upgrade your hot chocolate is to add spices. You’ve had the pumpkin spice latte—why not try throwing some pumpkin pie spice in with your cocoa? Add cinnamon for more subtle flavoring, or even try cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
Stir in herbs
Mint is the perfect herb to add to hot chocolate—just crush up a handful of fresh mint or even add peppermint extract to get that cool flavor alongside the rich cocoa. You can also try adding other dessert-friendly herbs, like basil.
Make it creamier
When it comes to hot cocoa, the creamier the better. Add a tablespoon of peanut butter, almond butter, or whatever your favorite nut butter is to make your hot chocolate super thick and creamy, without detracting from the flavor. You can even try adding some cookie butter to make it sweeter!
Of course, nothing beats the classic additions, like a bit of vanilla extract for that silky taste and an espresso shot or two to keep you from falling asleep by the fire as you watch the snow fall outside. (Don’t give this one to the kids, though!)
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Combine your kids’ love of Christmas and crafting with these fun Christmas crafts for kids. They will keep your kids busy and add some wonderful holiday cheer to your home. They can even turn some of them into gifts.
Edible Snow Globe
There is nothing quite like the magic of a snow globe. This one makes it even better because you can eat it. You will need white chocolate peanut butter cups, 16-ounce canning jars, and some other fun, edible decorations to create this masterpiece.
Homemade Wrapping Paper
You know that stack of old brown bags you got from the grocery store? Your kids can turn those into beautiful wrapping paper. Carefully unfold the bags until they lie flat, carve some holiday-shaped potato stamps, and stamp away.
Candy Cane Mouse
This cute this critter uses a candy cane for a tail and is the perfect addition to any Christmas tree. All you need is some gray felt, fabric glue, and a few other crafty details for this cute creation.
These ornaments are made using gingerbread, but not the kind you want to eat. They have a rich, sweet smell that adds to their charm. You can either bake them slowly in an oven or lay them in a sunny spot to dry.
Here at H&H Chevrolet, we love spending the holidays with our families. We hope these craft ideas bring you some festive cheer.
During the holiday season, many families look for ways that they can give back to their communities and help those in need. One program that has helped needy children for many years is Toys for Tots. The history of Toys for Tots dates back to 1947.
In 1947, Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks started a program that supported children in need after his wife wanted him to donate her handmade dolls somewhere and he couldn’t find a suitable organization. In that year alone, Major Hendricks and his reserve unit in L.A. distributed over 5,000 toys.
After that success, the Commandant directed all Marine Reserve Sites to start their own Toys for Tots programs. In 1948, it became a national campaign.
As his civilian job, Bill Hendricks was Director of Public Relations at Warner Brothers Studios. Through his connections with friends and celebrities, he was able to help Toys for Tots grow even more. Walt Disney even designed the first Toys for Tots poster, which was officially adopted as the logo.
Make A Difference
Each year, on average, the Toys for Tots program gives out 18 million toys to 7 million children in need. If you want to support Toys for Tots, you can make a monetary donation online or drop off new toys at a drop-off location.
Here at H&H Chevrolet, we’re so happy that people are doing all they can to make Christmas bright for everyone in Shippensburg.
The holidays are all about getting together with friends and family and enjoying a magical time of year. Try something new and exciting this year by checking out these great winter events in Shippensburg this December. At H&H Chevrolet, we picked out our favorite upcoming events that are sure to offer something for everyone!
Cookies with the Clauses
Bring the whole family to Cookies with the Clauses this year to enjoy arts and crafts, delicious food, and pictures with Santa. The event will take place between 2 pm and 4 pm on December 2nd. Don’t miss your last chance to get your Christmas list in!
Ladies Pint Night Out and Ugly Sweater Competition
Shippensburg University Alumni shouldn’t miss the 1st Ladies Pint Night Out & Ugly Sweater Competition on December 1st at Knute’s Pub & Grill. Ladies, grab your friends and your most hideous sweater and show up for a crazy fun time.
The TEN Tenors “Home for the Holidays”
On December 9th The TEN Tenors will be at Luhrs Performing Arts Center as part of their “Home for the Holidays Tour.” Featuring holiday favorites and modern hits, this event will appeal to music lovers of all ages.
As temperatures drop, don’t keep yourself cooped up until next spring. Instead, check out these great winter events in Shippensburg!