Since I now live hours away from where I grew up and from where I went to college, I have friends all over the US. It can be really hard to keep close with everyone, especially since I hate talking on the phone. The easiest way for me to show that I’m thinking of someone is to send mail. I absolutely love sending small care packages to my best buds, and birthdays are an extra special occasion to celebrate. Today I’m sharing a mini package that’s perfect to mail to friends and family that you can’t celebrate with because of distance. The best part is that I only spent money on one item (the candy) to fill the box!
I have a confession. I have not sent a single Christmas Thank You card yet.
Normally I try to write notes of appreciation as soon as possible, but time is just slipping away from me. I am grateful for all of the beautiful gifts I received from my family, George’s family, and close friends. I even have my list of recipients ready. All that was missing was the stationary, but I’m sharing that with you now.
When I can muster up the time and energy, I love to make simple, but fun birthday gifts for my friends and family. This week I made a fun birthday surprise package for one of my best friends. The basic idea was that the package would open to reveal a colorful birthday greeting, similar to garland.
For the packaging, I used one of those cardboard poster tube mailers. For the decoration, I used thick colored paper, sequins, yarn, and bugle beads. To string everything, I used a needle and purple thread.
I have two friends getting married this June. A bachelorette party is coming up for one of the brides, and I’m very excited to celebrate with her. Throughout the planning process she has faced a lot of obstacles and luke-warm people, so I wanted to get her pumped for her party. To get her excited, I mailed a pre-bachelorette party box.
To fill the package, I gathered up all the essentials: a little bottle of alcohol, pink nail polish, silly sunglasses, a light-up ring, and my home-glittered picture frame. Inside the frame I added a funny little drawing of all us party girls.