This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC®. All opinions are 100% mine.
Ready for another fun act of Merry Marking with BIC Mark-It™? Last week, we showed you how to surprise your friends or co-workers with seasonal treats to kick off 30 days of BIC Merry Marking. This week, we have another fun and super easy way to spread a little holiday cheer: a midnight stroll with a candy cane twist!
Midnight Stroll BIC Merry Making Craft
- BIC Mark-It™ Midnight Navy (again, I really recommend getting their super nifty 36-pack of BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers with the handy dandy storage case.
- Candy Canes
- Green construction paper
- hole puncher
- red ribbon
- optional: miniature holiday mailboxes
How to create this Midnight Stroll BIC Merry Making Craft:
- Carefully cut your construction paper into small rectangles, about three inches wide by two inches tall. Carefully punch a hole in one of the upper corners.
- Use your BIC Mark-It™ Midnight Navy to write a fun note on the construction paper tag. Some possibilities include: “A sweet treat for a sweet neighbor,” “A midnight snack from me to you,” “Enjoy this taste of holiday cheer,” or anything else that you can think of. You can even just write “from me, to you” if you want.
- Carefully cut your red ribbon long enough to loop through the tag and around the candy cane, then tie into a bow.
- Place all your candy canes into a carrying box (or a fun seasonal mailbox!) and start your midnight stroll!
Here comes the fun part! Take a walk around your neighborhood and leave the candy cane treats on your neighbor’s doorsteps, newspaper boxes or any other convenient yet safe and legal location. You can also pick up cute little holiday mailboxes at a craft or dollar store, add other sweet treats and place them on their doorsteps. This works great if you live in a neighborhood that has a bank of mailboxes at the front of the development like I do, or if you live in an apartment building. Get creative! Also, if your neighborhood isn’t safe for midnight strolls, feel free to do it in the daytime. The point is to have fun and spread a little holiday cheer through random acts of kindness and Merry Marking!
Looking for more great ideas! Join in the fun of the Month of Merry Marking by downloading the awesome booklet filled with quick and easy holiday crafts! Along with the booklet, BIC is also offering a $1 off coupon!Go get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking! Share the booklet and nominate others to spread cheer! Last week, I nominated my mom along with my friends Kasey and Marla. This week, I’m adding Raina, Paige and Beth! Go spread some cheer, ladies!
31 thoughts on “Take a Midnight Stroll & Spread Holiday Cheer #BICMerryMarking #MidnightNavy”
What a neat and fun craft. We are going to make some of these next year.
what a nice idea to spread a little Christmas cheer. I’ll bet everyone was bowled over by the surprise :-)
How fun.. and you know what I’ve been saying for weeks that I have pens on my Santa wish list.. people just kept laughing at me… Guess what!! I will pick some up and share them at the office… great post… loved your ideas
My husband and son just went on a late night stroll last night but sadly did not have any tasty candy canes to share!
What an awesome idea! I love spreading joy and giving surprise gifts/notes, not only at Christmas but for no reason other than to let someone know they are being thought about!
Oh my goodness, what a cute idea. I love spreading cheer. Thanks for the idea to make it even better
What a fun idea. I bet they’d be completely surprised!
This will surely make your neighbor’s Christmas a lot more fun, and sweeter too!
OMG I love this idea and I’m going to try it too!
Quick, easy to make crafts to spread the holiday cheer! Something that all the family can make.
This is such a super awesome idea! Thanks
This is a great idea and I’m sure you’ll make friends with all your neighbors this way.
This year we are doing RACK, Random Acts of Christmas Kindliness and this would work perfect for that! Thanks for sharing!
Ohhhh I like this idea so much.x
This is such a cute idea. A great way to spread holiday cheer. I have a collection of Bic markers in all different colors.
This is such a fun idea, I love it. It’s great that it’s so simple to do too.
I LOVE how you attached the notes on the candy canes. I love giving out candy canes but never thought of adding a note. Thanks for the idea and we also love Bic!
This is really perfect this Christmas! I can’t wait to buy BIC pens! Thanks for posting this :D
Such a simple but really nice idea for the holidays, I absolutely love it!
What a great idea,the kids would have fun with this
I love the idea of little notes. And I love BIC as well.
Oh how fun. I’ll have to try this with the kids. They would enjoy leaving some holiday cheer for our neighbors.
This is such a fun idea! I’ll probably try this with my family this season. :)
This would be great to have the candy cane with message all around the place. I’m sure this would generate a lot of goodwill.
Now that’s such a sweet way to spread holiday cheer to the neighborhood! The markers look like they do a good job of not running through the paper too!
What a great way to spread some cheer throughout the neighborhood. Love the idea!
This is such a fun and nice idea. This looks like a great line of pens.
Love this idea and I’m going to try it too! I need some of those pens.
Sounds like a good line of pens! What a fun way to spend time with you family as well.
What a fun idea. I think I am going to do this with my kids.
Wow!!! Sounds like a pretty awesome line of pens!!! Will keep bic in mind when I’m.shopping!