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Christmas candy alternatives -- happy holiday ideas

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Christmas candy alternatives -- happy holiday ideas
If you are like most parents of allergic children, you dread the yearly influx of candy when your child has a Christmas event at school. Many holiday-size candies simply are full of allergens. Yes, there are lists of safe foods, but you need to check every candy every year due to changes in manufacturing practices. That also doesn't preclude your child reacting anyway.

It's a bit mean to give children candy they can't eat anyway, so why do it at all? Why not give something that will not leave the youngsters in Emergency with a bad reaction?

There are a variety of small items suitable for Christmas such as small Christmas toys or Christmas themed school supplies. These seasonal items would also work well as party favors for a children's Christmas party. Choose an alternative to Christmas candy -- and your children will thank you!

Select several items for your little angels, and combine them into a convenient cellophane bag for easy giving.

Christmas glow in the dark

Anything that glows in the dark is automatically "cool" for a typical kid. Your kids will love having glow in the dark items in their Christmas stockings.

Turn out the house lights, turn on the Christmas tree lights, and watch the glow in the dark things glow!

Other Christmas candy alternatives

Small Christmas toys

Somewhat traditional, but very fun -- Christmas toys. Give your child a plush Santa or reindeer in their Christmas stockings. It may not be chocolate, but it's a huggable gift that keeps on giving long after the holiday.

Your child may also enjoy a Santa or reindeer wind-up toy to hop along on Christmas.

Christmas school supplies

Kids love receiving pencils from their teachers at class parties for Christmas. Why not give out school supplies instead of candy treats? This will allow them to enjoy Christmas memories of being able to keep their Christmas gifts for so long as that pencil lasts!

Christmas bookmarks are also a great and educational Christmas party favor. It is of course always good to promote reading for younger children.

Christmas party favors

Small toys are big Christmas fun. For your Christmas party, choose a variety of small santa and reindeer themed toys to give. Temporary tattoos and stickers are always a big hit with children, as are rubber ducks. And what kid would not love Christmas bubbles?

Merry Christmas!

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