One of our Christmas celebrations last week was our annual McHendy Christmas get-together.
For this celebration, I painted some snowmen mugs and filled them with Rolo chocolate caramel candies, mini marshmallows, and the recipe for Rolo Hot Chocolate that I featured here a few weeks ago to give to everyone.
On white ceramic mugs purchased from the Dollar Store, I painted little snowman coal eyes and carrot noses with Sharpie Oil Based Paint Markers on one side, and wrote McHendy Mug and the year on the other.
After painting them all, I let them cure for 24 hours. I then placed them in a cold oven, set the temperature for 350 degrees F and “baked” for 30 minutes. I turned the oven off after 30 minutes and let them cool completely in the oven without opening it. I hope this works as it is the first time I tried. They are supposed to be able to go through the dishwasher.
Wondering what a McHendy Christmas Celebration is?
Well – when you take two besties and their families that have so much love they actually form one big family, you combine their last names to create a new one.
And you celebrate every year watching the “kids” grow, marry and add to the family, and count your blessings dearly!
My BFF Jill not only had these shirts printed for all the McHendys this year, she even created the McHendy family crest, which is full of love and meaning to both of our families.
We can be born into families, and we can be loved into families. No matter which way it happens, celebrate it, and cherish the moments!
Cheers & Hugs,