Free Printable Winter Candle Labels

Free Printable Winter Candle Labels | Holiday Gift Idea | Hostess Gift Inspiration | Christmas Party Favors | Christmas Gift Idea | DIY Christmas Gift

As we travel deeper into the winter season it is becoming harder to discern 4 p.m. from 8 p.m. In years past, I would get home and turn on all of the lights in an attempt to expel darkness from our apartment. I felt like I was fighting a losing battle, so I decided to take a new approach this year. I tried dimming the lights, putting on warm slippers, and lighting a few candles around the house. Strangely enough, after a few nights I found I wasn’t dreading our dark evenings anymore. They became a time to slow down, snuggle under a blanket, and catch up on quiet activities. Ian and I read books, played guitar, and pulled out our board games.

Free Printable Winter Candle Labels | Holiday Gift Idea | Hostess Gift Inspiration | Christmas Party Favors | Christmas Gift Idea | DIY Christmas Gift

While I will always prefer the sun setting later in the day, I’ve found comfort in embracing the changes between seasons. Instead of gathering up our gear to play tennis after work, we enjoy time spent nestled within our apartment. To celebrate this change in mindset, I designed four printable candle labels. Placed on any store-bought candle, these labels add a boutique vibe to your home decor. Enjoy them within your own home, or use the labels to make an inexpensive, yet thoughtful gift to give a friend this holiday season.

Free Printable Winter Candle Labels | Holiday Gift Idea | Hostess Gift Inspiration | Christmas Party Favors | Christmas Gift Idea | DIY Christmas Gift

To use, please download the free printable winter candle labels and print on white sticker paper. Trim to size following the cutting guide, peel off the sticker backing, and place on your candle. Enjoy!

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The Snuggle is Real – FREE Printable!

The Snuggle is Real - FREE Print!

Daylights saving is rough. I love the extra evening sunshine, but losing an hour of sleep requires an adjustment period. Over the past week, I’ve tried to modify my nighttime routine to get a full eight hours of sleep, but much to my dismay I find myself lying wide awake in bed while the clock ticks away.

Beep. Beep. My morning alarm chirps right on time. It’s time to start my day, but all I want to do is pull the covers over my eyes and snuggle up next to Ian. Slowly, my sleep schedule will be back on track and mornings won’t be so rough, but for now – “The snuggle is real.”

If you are in need a few extra minutes of shut-eye lately, enjoy this FREE printable! Download The Snuggle is Real print to brighten up your bedside table!

Homemade Limoncello

Homemade Limoncello! Plus FREE labels to package these up for a sweet gift!

When my brother was a senior in high school he packed his bags and boarded a plane to Rome with my mom. When they returned they brought back stories of the friendly locals, photos of the landmarks, and a bottle of limoncello. At this point in time, I was still too young to drink so I was only offered a quick sip. It didn’t make a huge impression on me back then, but over the years I still hear people rave about this lemon infused drink.

Homemade Limoncello! Plus FREE labels to package these up for a sweet gift!

Instead of buying a bottle at the store, I thought it would be interesting to make a small batch at home. The recipe is rather simple, you just have to have patience. The lemon peels need to sit in the vodka for 10 days, but the wait is worth it in the end.

Homemade Limoncello! Plus FREE labels to package these up for a sweet gift!

Limoncello is both tart and sweet. No wonder this is a popular drink! It’s smooth enough to enjoy on its own, but would be delicious with a splash of club soda and lemon wedge.

If you want to package up a jar to give a friend, download these free Limoncello labels!

Limoncello

Ingredients:

  • 3 Meyer lemons
  • 200 ml vodka
  • 1 C. Sugar
  • 3/4 C. Water

Recipe:

  • Scrub the lemons clean and peel off the yellow skins from the white (bitter) pith
  • Sanitize a mason jar by placing it in boiling water for 10 minutes
  • Let the mason jar cool to room temperature
  • Fill the mason jar with the lemon peel and vodka
  • Seal and set in a cool place for 10 days, gently shaking each day
  • For the syrup, combine the sugar in water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil
  • Once the sugar has been dissolved take off the burner and let cool to room temperature
  • Strain out the lemon peel from the vodka and mix with the simple syrup
  • Seal in mason jars and store in the refrigerator
  • *This makes enough limoncello for two 8oz mason jars. Feel free to double the recipe to make a larger batch.

What beverages have you discovered while traveling? I would love to hear about them in the comments!