One of my good friends Corrie (thats her one the left, and yep! we are standing in a toilet . . .) is in nursing school right now, and with finals week coming up, I thought I’d surprise her with a splendid care package! To me, there is just nothing better than getting a nice surprise via the old snail mail, especially if you’ve been experiencing school-related stress.
I’ve had a lot of practice with these care package things–both sending and receiving. When my then-boyfriend-now-husband went away to college, I pledged to send him a sweet treat in the mail once a month for the first year. The most memorable? The Brownie Puzzle, where I baked a 9×9 pan of double fudge brownies and spelled “I love you” with M&M’s. Then I cut them into squares, scrambled the message, and popped them into a pretty package.
My mom definitely takes the cake for the All-Time Most Creative Care Package Sender, though. Here’s a picture of my Easter treat last year:
How cute is that? I was so surprised that it made it through USPS!
A care package can be as
complicated creative as sending a plastic egg through the mail, or as simple as a quick hand written note. All that matters is that it brings a smile to someone’s face! And I think the best way to do that is to add some personal touches.
Here’s what I gathered for Corrie’s–just some fun wrapping paper and some magazine pages, a box I had laying around, plus some sparkly rhinestones for confetti!
I decided to send a Glamour mag, some pink pink pink nail polish, and some herbal tea for brain power.
All together now! I also included wedding photos I meant to send FOREVER ago!
Add a sweet note . . .
Wrap it up, making sure all of the paper folds are covered by tape…and address, of course!