Last week I wrote a post recommending some children's books, so I am not going to double do it this month. Instead, I'm going to do something that I will probably never do again and write a whole post that has nothing to do with books. The week before last my husband and I wanted to send a package to some loved ones to brighten their week a little. This idea I had seen on Pinterest came to mind. I loved how simple and cute it is. I am not a crafty or creative person and I like that it's so straight forward: even I can handle it. The basic idea is that you gather yellow things, put them in a box, and call it a box of sunshine. Win-win-win. We had a lot of fun searching for yellow items to use. Our package turned out really cute. Shortly after we sent that off, I found out about the gift-giving class and decided to make a mini version.
I got a little box from the gift wrap section at Hobby Lobby for 69 cents, along with some yellow tissue paper. I filled the box with yellow treats, then printed out a little label, and used a couple glue dots to stick it to the box. I really like how it looks.
Here's what I put in my box:
- Ferrero Rocher
- Burt's Bees Chapstick
- Country Time Lemonade packets
- Lemon drops (I bought a bag at Target for $1, then put them in a little Mason jar, tied a bow around it and stuck some cute scrap book paper to the lid.)