Our family decorates oatmeal containers with colorful pictures and scraps of wrapping paper. We modge podge (a kind of glue) the containers, fill them with treats and give them to our friends. This custom is called Mishloach Manot, and it is part of the celebration for the holiday of Purim. On the container at left you can see King Ahashverosh by his red throne.
40 thoughts on “Ruby Tuesday: Purim Presents”
What a great idea for a mishloach manot container!
I like the stairs leading up to Achashverosh’s throne.
Great idea for mishloach manot – my kids gave out theirs in (albeit colorful) plastic bags decorated with a ribbon and a card. I’m a craftymom dropout LOL.
And of course happy Purim!
I remember Modge Podge…what a nice idea…
that surely is a nice way to both recycle and think of others…im sure the kids enjoy doing them…
Those are cute! Happy Purim.
Leora thanks for sharing your Purim celebrations with us! Great photo! Happy Purim tomorrow and Happy Ruby Tuesday! 🙂
That is a nice custom I wasn’t aware of. What the best about these gifts is the personally made canisters filled with the gifts. The packages add a caring and affectionate tone to the gifts – personal for friends. Thoughtful and stylish, too!
those are great. how much oatmeal do you guys eat!?:-)
Um, a lot! Especially before Purim. But after Pesach, we take donations for next year.
Wonderful Purim presents.
I AM a “craftymom”. I can never throw away anything made by the children. Treasures forever.
PS I’ve given this wrong translation of the Psalms a good deal of thought.
Is there a place on the internet where I can find the Psalms (and preferably also Jeremiah and Isaiah) translated direct from Hebrew to English?
Mechon-Mamre is my favorite link:
http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0.htm (Hebrew English Bible)
You could be speaking another language here for all I underst…
Oh, you are speaking another language aren’t you. (blush)
A nice Ruby Tuesday posting. I enjoyed learning something I didn’t know about. Thanks again.
What a nifty idea … perfect for Ruby Tuesday too.
Hugs and blessings,
nice-looking containers…creative, too! i don’t know much about Purim celebration until I’ve seen your post. thanks for sharing.
Great pics …at least I’m not alone when I say this is something I’ve never heard of before. Happy Ruby Tuesday.
First time I heard of this custom and it is a great way to recycle and reuse items.
What a truly wonderful idea!
Modge Podge – what a memory that is.
I was wondering about the lettering and upon scrolling down I see your son made a word find – a little extra activity on the package!
Those are lovely. I covered cereal boxes for my granddaughters to decorate. The older one, “almost 6, going on 16” took papers and constructed all sorts of containers in addition. It’s so nice to see how creative they are from the youngest age.
I LOVE this custom! Purim is such a joyful holiday!
It is a lot of fun. And it’s getting a little easier for mom (that’s me), as my two younger ones are old enough to help (though they do fight with each other as they help).
Wow! Very interesting and fun. What a great idea and your RT is very creative. I learn something new everyday around here!
I love homemade things, a wonderful way to keep a tradition!
your cannisters are very pretty
How colorful and delightful to see these!
That’s a great way to use oatmeal boxes. Thanks for sharing the idea. Have a great day!!
What a wonderful idea ! thanks for the tip !
These are so artistic while recycling your oatmeal canisters. There’s nothing like homemade gifts, and homemade gift containers. They show thoughtfulness and love.
Happy Ruby Tuesday ~
That is a great idea for any of us to use for gifting. How cool would that be filled with oatmeal cookies? 🙂
Nothing is better than a handmade present. Splendid and very personal, I like it very much Leora. Is it you daughter who drew tha paper ?
Happy Ruby Tuesday and Purim celebration.
Yes, my daughter did the drawing. We then scanned it into the computer and colored it together using Photoshop. Then we can print as many as we need, this year and for years to come. I teach them computer skills young!
What a cool idea and wonderful activity for the kids. They can use them to store all sorts of things…very creative!!!
I learned a bit today about Purim – thanks to you! Sounds like a fun project for families. Happy RT!
I’ve not heard of Mishloach Manot before, but it looks like a very interesting tradition to follow 🙂
Very creative too!
I spent a spring in Israel many years ago and was charmed at the Purim celebrations. The children all had costumes, similar to our Halloween here. This is a lovely tradition, especially the art on the cannisters.
Another great custom!!
wow, that’s so nice and personal, your shaloch manos containers. Love the artwork!