Christmas Down South – Day 4 – Nico and Lala

Have yourself a merry little Christmas, and make the Yule-tide monogrammed. Today, we get swanky with Nico and Lala. Started in 2009 in Nashville, they’re now Chicago based custom designers, specializing in custom invitations, event branding, and gifts for the home and life. Both Southern born and bred, Nicole and Lauren show their southern style in each and every detail of their fabulous products.

Get your serve on with this custom tray (with whatever monogram you’d like, of course)! Leave a comment on this post letting us know your favorite festive snack. A winner will be chosen at random on December 20th!


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    1. I like cheese balls

    2. Spiced candied pecans! Or stuffed mushrooms…

    3. Peppermint puppy chow.

    4. My favorite would have to be gingersnaps with lemon custard to dip them in. Yum!

    5. Robie Sullins says:

      My wife’s puppy chow mix!

    6. Colin Forshwandivia says:

      I would serve everything on it :) I want itttttt

    7. lee lankford says:

      homemade chex mix

    8. Cheese straws!

    9. Peppermint chocolate crinkle cookies!

    10. hot chocolate with piles and piles of whipped cream!

    11. Rum cake is by far my favorite festive treat. Love Nico and Lala!

    12. Sausage and cheese balls

    13. My favorite holiday snack would definitely have to be Kentucky Bourbon Balls – a true Southern treat!!

    14. Haleigh Parmer says:

      For my family, you just cannot go wrong with good cheese and crackers!

    15. I always end up snacking on Christmas butter cookies and homemade spice tea. Light and simple, but so good!

    16. A classic cheese ball!

    17. My Grandmother’s Christmas cookies!

    18. My fave Christmas snack is playfully called “Christmas crack.” A perfect mix of pretzels, corn Chex, wheat Chex, Cheerios, and M&Ms, all covered in white chocolate.

    19. Sarah Jane says:

      Homemade chex mix is always a hit!

    20. Christmas Cheer-it’s an additive for coffee that makes spirits bright!

    21. Peppermint bark :)

    22. Puppy Chow!

    23. My Grammie’s fudge cannot be topped in my book!

    24. Chocolate covered pretzel rods!

    25. Fudge (enough said)

    26. My Mother’s Oyster Crackers!

    27. Snowball cookies.

    28. Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

    29. On the holidays you can’t go wrong with a cheese and summer sausage tray! Great for snacking while watching football and movies!

    30. S’mores in front of the fireplace next to the Christmas tree!

    31. There’s nothing like s’mores toasted at home in the fire place next to the Christmas tree.

    32. Ashley Pero says:

      Nothing beats guac and chips for me — no matter the time of year!

    33. My Nana’s homemade chex mix

    34. Gingerbread man, nothing beats it.

    35. Christmas suger cookies

    36. Bryce Carson says:

      Sugar cookies and buckeyes

    37. Bite-size crawfish pies!

    38. Jon Giddens says:

      No bake cookies

    39. I love pretzels covered in dark chocolate with sprinkles.. peppermint patties.. lots of favorite festive snacks

    40. A candy cane taken off the Christmas tree! And of course, eaten with great care to make the sharpest point possible :)

    41. Jamie Montgomery says:

      white chocolate covered pretzel rods with spindles :-) nom

    42. Meatballs!

    43. Sarah Kane says:

      Peppermint Bark! Yum.

    44. My mother makes cocoanut squares covered in chocolate….amazing

    45. My aunt’s Chex Mix.

    46. Spiced nuts and/or bourbon balls!

    47. Gingerbread cookies!

    48. Chocolates!

    49. Peppermint bark!

    50. Cheese straws, of course!!!

    51. Definitely chex mix!

    52. sausage dip and “white trash”

    53. Jessica Parsons says:

      Gingerbread cookies!

    54. Anything bourbon tinged!

    55. I love any party food but sausage & cheese balls are my go-to this time of year!

    56. Christmas cookies, of course!

    57. I love puppy chow we always make a huge batch around Christmas time and its so addictive!

    58. peppermint bark! so good.

    59. My mother makes the best sugar cinnamon pecans you have ever tasted!

    60. Lauren Franklin says:

      Roasted chestnuts for sure!

    61. Morgan Benjamin says:

      The best festive snack has to be my grandmother’s Christmas seasoned pecans!

    62. Anything chocolate or sweet!

    63. My mother’s homemade cheese straws

    64. Katie Caperton says:


    65. I’ll second sausage balls! My favorite holiday treat!

    66. Katy Kweder says:

      Cheese ball and fancy crackers…yummm.

    67. I love smoked salmon and toast points. It is the one dish my mother always serves at our holiday cocktail party and it makes me think of Christmas.

    68. Cranberry chutney or pecan tarts!

    69. Christmas Cookies!

    70. Jennifer in SC says:

      Cream cheese topped with my home-canned candied jalapeno slices and Triscuits on the side.

    71. Cheese straws; a cheese tray with homemade preserves and chutneys; and my Great Aunt Myrtle’s bourbon balls.

    72. Russian Tea Cakes!

    73. Definitely peanut butter blossom cookies!

    74. Bourbon Balls!

    75. Who doesn’t love home-made Chex mix?! Mmm-mmm!

    76. I love anything Harry+David around the holidays, and a good cup of apple cider. Yum!


    77. Are sausage balls festive? That’s my holiday fav!

    78. Leslin Ossoff says:

      Armadillo jerky squares!

    79. Chocolate covered peanut butter balls.

    80. Ashton Daley says:

      My granmother’s chex party mix.

    81. Susannah Armstrong says:

      Sausage balls!

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