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The M & M's Christmas Story

I wanted to repost this post from last December... this has been a very popular idea and I thought it was worth sharing again as you get ready to make up gifts for this Christmas season. enjoy!

I decorated a ton of these tins (and I know you will ask... so I'll tell you.. they are in the "Dollar Spot" at Target) to give as little favors or Christmas gifts.  I had never heard the M & M Christmas story before, but when I read it on line last week I knew I wanted to do something with it! 





here is the story:

The M & M's Christmas Story
by Pam Ridenour

As you hold these candies in your hand,
and turn them, you will see...
The M becomes a W, an E, and then a 3.
They tell the Christmas story. It's one I'm sure you know.
It took place in a stable a long, long, time ago.
The E is for the East, where the star shone so bright.
The M is for the Manger, where Baby Jesus slept that night.
The 3 is for the wise men, who came bearing gifts.
W is for Worship. Hallelujah, praise His name!
So as you eat these candies,

or share them with your friends,
remember the meaning of Christmas.

It's a love story that never ends.

Have a great day!

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Patty! I love those tins, great job! I've never heard that poem before - TFS!


Patty I love these - what a great idea for the M & M story. I had seen that story and was wondering how I could make cute little gifts using it - I love your idea.
thanks for sharing!


WOW, What a GREAT little gift!! Now I am wishing I had picked up some of those while I was visiting my Mom last month!!!


Patty...this is the tins, colors, design, verse....everything !!!


Patti! what a GREAT idea! Love what you did with those little tins...

Diana Hickey

Patti!! Wow! That's awesome idea. Love everything you did with those little tins and verses. God Bless! hugs

Nancy Riley

Super cute tins ... INCREDIBLE story, Patty! So true, Christmas IS the love story that never ends!

bonnie weiss

I've never heard the M&M's story either. You have created, yet another, wonderful way to share it.

Norma J

These are lovely little gifts. And the M&M
story is wonderful. Now, are there any
cross-borders shoppers out there still on
their Christmas mission?

Pat Chastain

The tins are terrific! I've never seen the poem and I love it! Have to "case" those if you don't mind.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Pat C (Victorville, Leadership, Rising Star, Pest. Remember me?)

Karen Harman

Thanks for sharing. I've never heard of this before.


Thanks so much for sharing Patty! I've never heard this M&M story before, but will definitely pass it along this holiday season!

Kathy Anthony

I'd never heard this before, thanks for sharing it with us.


This is the first time I've seen that poem, and I just LOVE it. And the little tins are adorable. What a great gift idea!


Thank you Patty, love this idea. Perfect gift for teachers! Thanks a lot, Jannette from PR


Thank you! What a wonderful and simple idea for a gift...PLUS it expresses the TRUE meaning of Christmas. Marilyn

Sharon Carr

Thanks for sharing this Patty! It's awesome and something I'll want to share with others. Thank you!


Thanks Patty...I too had never heard the poem.
What a wonderful gift for my Bible Study group.

Selene Kempton

i'm relativly new to your blog, so I'm SO happy you did this again! I love it! Great Job!

Debbie Adams

Thanks Patti, I totally forgot about this and it will be a great gift for my religious ed class! Debbie


Very cute idea Patty! What a cute story and a great, simple reminder of the meaning of Christmas. I'll have to run over to my Target and see if they have any tins!! TFS!!

Debi Hadley

When I saw this idea I just had to figure out a way for our Moms-In-Touch group to give these to the teachers for Christmas. Thanks again for all the great ideas!!!


Ohhh! Thank you!!! My son's school teacher has quite the MnM collection and he wanted to get her a packet of them for Christmas. This is a super cute way to do it!


I love your M&M project! My hubby just retired from M&M Mars last year. He was a quality control tech and yes, part of his job was tasting :o) I can always find projects using other candies but this is the first M&M project. He'll love it! Please keep contributing to his retirement fund LOL!
Thanks, Frankie


This is the first time I've ever heard this, I love it! I wanted to take some small gifts to church for the nursery and Sunday School teachers!! Thanks for sharing


I just thought I'd let you know how I used the poem and idea:


This is I went to about 5 target stores looking for the tins..none to be found out here in CO. I was in Michaels one day (well, more than one :-)) and I saw their gift card holders for $1 so I bought them..they are great to use. I put the poem on the back (printed out on 2x4 stickers) and stamped the saying from snow swirls on the back of the to/from card they have inside and put the m&m's below the plastic insert so you see them when you open the container.

Thanks for the inspiration!


Thanks for sharing.....I did not see this last year. It is a great project and am thinking on how I can make my version for Christmas 2009.

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