Easter is celebrated two days after Good Friday and falls on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. The occasion is a remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ after he was crucified on the cross. In modern times, Easter has taken on a more commercial role with Easter bunnies, egg hunts and chocolate candy. Packaging homemade chocolate Easter candy, to give as a gift or for shipping purposes, is a creative process that adds a personal touch to the gift.
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Things you need
- Tissue paper
- Cellophane bags
- Decorative ribbon
- Shipping box
- Packing tape
Choose a basket to accommodate the size of the chocolate candy. Be as creative as you like with your selection of tissue paper, cellophane bags and ribbons.
Scrunch up the tissue paper to line the bottom of the basket. This will allow the chocolate to stand out and take centre stage.
Wrap individual pieces of candy in small cellophane bags. Place the homemade chocolate candy on the tissue paper, putting the larger pieces in the back and the smaller in the front.
Wrap the entire gift basket in a larger cello bag.
Tie the top of the cellophane bag together with a piece of decorative ribbon. Arrange the tied edges so that they spread out a bit from the centre.
Place the wrapped package in a sturdy box to prepare for shipping. Surround it with packing peanuts to ensure it doesn't shift in the box.
Tape the box shut and write the mailing address information on it.
Take package to the post office or a private shipper. Because the contents will melt in the heat, you may want to opt for express or overnight shipping.
Store leftover candy in an airtight plastic container and place in the refrigerator to retain freshness.
Tips and warnings
- Be as creative with this idea as you like. The basket does not have to be limited to homemade chocolate. Include filled Easter eggs as a fun surprise for the recipient.
- Instead of mini cellophane bags and ribbon, individually wrap the candy in decorative foil or parchment paper. Keep the chocolates cool so they don't melt in the wrappers or in the basket.
- Another option for packing and shipping chocolate is to place it in an insulated container and carefully pack it with dry ice to prevent melting; consider this option if you decide not to ship overnight.
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