Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A little box of Sunshine

Mojo's sister Sallee is the wonderful blogger behind The Highly Educated Housewife not only is she a fantastic  blogger but she's also a wonderful women who does so much for her family as well as ours.

Mojo and I are so grateful to have her in our lives and even though she lives far away we wanted to let her know about much we love and appreciate her. So after reading about this adorable idea of sending a box of sunshine I decided to make my own.

Mojo and I headed to the store and picked out all the yellow candy we could find then I came home and searched Pinterest for fun printable's all about the sun and got the package ready on Saturday to send off.

I didn't have a lot of money to spend but I wanted to send her a few things that might make her day better-



I made her some fun note cards so she can send to others who might need a little pick me up-


I printed off these adorable cards from this site and tapped them to the candy bars-


I took another printable from that same site and using wax paper and staples. I made a little pack for the yellow Dove chocolates. The package came with a lot more chocolates so I ended up stuffing those all around the box right before we taped it up.


I printed of this adorable chevron printable this site and sent it to her so she could hang it up and remember on tough days how much we love her.


I also wrote her a quick note-letting her know we're thinking about her. Then we packaged it all up and sent it on it's way. The post office said it would get to her by Monday-I hope she likes receiving her little box of Sunshine.


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22 comments:

Summer @ Summer Scraps said...

I bet she will love this, what a cute idea!

Shannon said...

Hi Kari! I'm your newest follower! Hope you'll stop by my blog sometime too!

How to Nest for Less said...

Super cute!

EclecticMamma said...

I've been seeing this all over Pinterest, and I love that it's from someone I've actually met! :-p SUCH a sweet idea :-)

EclecticMamma said...

I've been seeing this all over Pinterest, and I love that it's from someone I've actually met! :-p SUCH a sweet idea :-)

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

I just did a post on the exact same thing from the exact same inspiration. lol http://bktribe.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunshine-for-soul.html

I think I had more fun putting together the box than my friend did receiving it. I really like the printables you included.

a said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift!! Love it.

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

Sorry the above comment was mine :)

Sarah said...

This is such a sweet idea! Come share anytime at my Friday link party! www.dwellonjoy.com

April Me said...

Hi! I’m blog hopping today and I’m following your blog. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Hope your having an awesome day.

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Suzy @ Joy Is At Home said...

Thanks for your comment!! This is an ADORABLE idea! I already pinned it before I came to your blog :) Haha New follower here!!

Terry said...

What a fabulous idea and sentiment. The yellow hello instantly makes me feel cheery. Thanks so much for sharing at our party this week.

Stacey said...

You have such great ideas Kari! I really like the yellows!
Stacey of Embracing Change

thanks for linking up - please come back soon!

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

This is the CUTEST idea ever!! I am in love! My brother and his wife just moved to Cali a couple of weeks ago and I am so going to send a box of sunshine to them! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Jennifer @ The Brilliant Crafty Type said...

What a sweet idea. I love this!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

I have been dying to make my own sunshine package, too! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Jelli said...

What a nice little surprise. You did a great job!

Kathryn Pepper said...

Cute! What a sweet idea! Thanks for linking up to Cutesy Monday!

Kathryn
destinationcraft.blogspot.com

freckled laundry said...

LOVE!!!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Hi Kari, What an adorable idea. It's my pleasure to feature this in my Fab Friday Favorites today. Please feel free to take an "I Was Featured" button if you don't already have one.

Warmly, Michelle

lomosio said...

I loved this idea. It's super cute and I love that the 'yellow' theme means you have to be creative with it. I made one for a friend who was recently going through a difficult patch and she LOVED it.

Check out my efforts: http://lomosio.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/little-box-of-sunshine-13/

4 You With Love said...

Kari, thanks for the inspiration. Just gave you a shout out when I made care packages for my 2 oldest!