Here is a simple (and inexpensive) gift that is sure to warm the homes of anyone that is lucky enough to receive it.


Just take the ingredients above and add a few more items and you have yourself sweet smelling holiday potpourri.

First, gather up the following:

One large apple

One large orange

One large lemon

3 cinnamon sticks

6 or 7 cloves

6 whole allspice berries

2 pieces of fresh gingerroot (this is optional)

Wrap these all up in cellophane and attach a holiday bow. If you want, you can also add a sprig of evergreen and some fake berries.  Next make a tag with the following instructions:

Holiday Potpourri
1. Cut fruit into 1/2-inch thick slices.
2. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and cover with water.
3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer uncovered, adding water throughout the day as needed.

*Please never leave simmering potpourri unattended

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