When I was growing up, my Aunt Jane Ellen always had a little display for the holidays on her counter top! I use the clear glass jars and add in a few decorative ones for the holiday. My secret tip: I reuse the candy gum balls and large lollipops each season! Ssshhhhhh....my kids think they are poisonous, because I use the same ones as decorations year after year! Store them in a zip lock bag and store in a cool, dry place! The candy canes and mints are for grabs, as well as the cookies and chocolates. With little kids, this adds some whimsy to the kitchen!
The little sign above the jars was made from an unfinished chalk board purchased at Michael's. I painted it, wrote in paint the 'days 'til Christmas' and hung it from a ribbon. My kids love the count down and climbing on the counter to change the number and to sneak a goody!
I made the snowman jar from an ornament and a jar from Hobby Lobby. Goop or hot glue will adhere. The bottom of your ornament should be flat.
Old-fashioned candy can be found at World Market and at Cracker Barrel. TJMaxx carries some, too!