No one likes to show up to a social gathering empty handed. After all, the more food the merrier!
Make a lasting impression by giving the host or hostess a gift called “The Giving Plate.”
The heartwarming tradition of The Giving Plate is that you bake a treat and present it to someone on the plate. The recipient could be a friend, family member, church member, neighbor, teacher or co-worker. Once the treat is gone, it’s time for the gift recipient to pay it forward by passing The Giving Plate to someone new.
The Giving Plate makes for an especially touching gift during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
You can find a variety of styles of The Giving Plate on Amazon.com or you can find other designs on Etsy.com. If you’re artsy, you can make your own using food-safe porcelain markers or paint pens on a blank plate or platter.
The Giving Plate I like contains this special message that explains the tradition in a beautiful poem.
The Giving Plate
This plate belongs to everyone
wherever it may go… with each new sharing
of its gift, the love and blessings grow,
So fill it up and pass it on to
family and to friends… to start
the circle one more time,
love’s journey never ends.
For a thoughtful twist, use a food-safe porcelain marker to sign your name on the back of the plate and bake the plate at 350 degrees to set the ink. Then include the marker with The Giving Plate, and instruct the gift recipient to sign their name as well before they give away the plate to the next person.
Now there will be a record of all the places where the plate has traveled. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
With the The Giving Plate, you can go to any party and feel good about leaving your dish!