On Tuesday, December 24th, we want you to Show Us Your Milk and Cookies!
When you set your milk and cookies out for Santa, take a quick picture and share one of two ways:
Share it on Twitter and Instagram with the following caption:
“Thanks to @INDairy, I’m showing off my milk and cookies! #SantaDrinksMilk”
Or, share on Facebook where you can personally post your picture on our Fan Page @INDairy with #SantaDrinksMilk.
Make milk the focal point, & get creative with those cookies! (For example: cows, dairy farmer dressed gingerbread men, cow bells, cow print, black & white, buttercream frosted, etc.)
ONE lucky winner will be randomly selected to win a coveted iPad Air!
Winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 25th.
Get more information HERE
How it all began….
When the “paradise tree” merged with Christianity and became part of the Christmas celebration cookies and wafers were part of the decorations. As time passed, Santa would often snack on a decoration to keep in shape. Children noticed that there were decorations that had been snacked on and so they began leaving them out on plates by the fire. Partially to keep them close to Santa’s entrance and partially to keep the mice away. Homes that did not use wafers or cookies to decorate thought it would still be nice to prepare a plate for Santa and his reindeer.
And IF you give Santa a cookie…He will need a glass of milk to go with it…
Each 8 ounce serving of milk- white or flavored- provides 300 mg of calcium, about 1/3 to ¼ of the daily calcium requirement.
Choosing milk as a part of your afternoon snack or post-dinner dessert makes for a Vitamin D delight! Milk is fortified with Vitamin D, thus providing your body with approximately 80 IUs per 6 ounce serving!
Milk is a nutrient-dense food. This means that is provides a high level of essential nutrients compared to its calories! In fact, each serving of milk provides 10% or more of the recommended daily intake for Calcium, Vitamin D, Protein, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Riboflavin and Phosphorous.