Monday, October 23, 2006
Made With Love
GiBee at Kisses of Sunshine is hosting a Homemade Gifts with Love today. If you've got some great ideas for homemade gifts or would like to get some ideas from the simple and inexpensive to the elaborate go on over to her place and check out all the links. For someone like me, I'm loving all the different ideas everyone is sharing, as I'm not so great at coming up with these.
One idea I do have however, is a very simple teacher or coach gift that you're child can be involved in helping to put together. It's a "Care Package". You simply put each item into a nice little cloth drawstring bag or nice little gift bag with a note either handwritten by the child or done up on the computer explaining each item. The items and note are as follows:
"A Care Package to Help You Do Whatever It Takes"
A Stick of Gum: to remind you to stick with it
A Candle (unscented or the food will take on the scent - a birthday candle or tealight is nice): to give you light when you feel burned out & to remind you that Jesus is the light of the world
A Chocolate Kiss: to remind you that someone cares
Smarties: to help you on days when you don't feel so wise
Lifesavers: to remind you that everyone needs help once in awhile
A Snickers Bar: a reminder to see the funny side of things
A Rose: (either silk, chocolate, a picture, etc.) to remind you to take the time to smell the roses
Confetti: to help you celebrate the good times
A Penny: to say thanks for sharing your thoughts and knowledge
A Bag: to help you keep it all together
Posted at 5:00 PM