Monday, September 17, 2012

Box of Sunshine

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:

  • M&M's
  • Toblerone
  • 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.)

This is a fun gift for any reason, or no reason at all. If you want to step it up a notch you could add a gift card. The only company with a yellow giftcard I could think of off the top of my head is Subway, but you can wrap yellow scrapbook paper around any card to make it fit your theme. This gift can be as inexpensive as you want/need it to be and still be thoughtful. Anyone would love to receive this gift. I know I would.

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Dorothy said...

What a great idea! This is totally my kind of project.

Jami said...

So cute!

mrs. r said...

My dear friends recently brought my a box of sunshine. It totally lifted my spirits!

Great to meet you at the Gardner Village event. Love your blog!