What better way to help your sister missionary ring in the new year than a cute watch necklace? These pretty pieces are the perfect combo of decorative jewelry and functional utility. Plus, you can find them in a variety of styles (don’t believe me? Just try searching on etsy), so you can be sure to pick out something that’s just right for your missionary. A few of my favorites? Well, since you asked…I adore this little camera and this sweet teapot, and please don’t get me started on this vintage sewing machine. Also, if we’re being completely honest, I already own this robot necklace. And look! He comes as a keychain, too!
These necklaces are inexpensive, and should be very lightweight when it comes to shipping. That’s good news for sister missionaries overseas!
I know I’ve already done a puzzle letter post, but I had to share this one. Just in case you’re late to the cafe press party, it’s a fun site that lets you customize stationery and other products. My sister just sent us an adorable custom puzzle for Christmas. As I was oohing and ahhing, she sang the praises of the cafepress website. How fun would it be to receive a puzzle of a special family portrait, or a photo of the two of you for a Valentine’s Day gift, or even a picture of favorite pet!
Head over to the cafepress website by clicking here.
My hubby LOVES their Shells & White Cheddar, so I sent him several boxes of this on his mission. (The picture shows a family-size, but individual-serving boxes are smaller and lighter.)
It occurred to me recently that Annie’s products are perfect for Easter packages — Bernie shows up on nearly all of their awesome organic treats.
Check out an independent user-rating on blogger Creative Carissa’s site — complete with Bunny Tail decoration the pasta boxes have become so famous for!
When my husband was in Brazil, I sent him an Easter package with plastic eggs, candy and little notes. While this is a classic for missionary packages, I recently came across a fresh take on the idea and thought I’d share it. It’s similar to the 12 Days of Christmas: each day, your missionary will get to open a plastic egg containing a scripture and an object. The messages tell, chronologically, of the events of the crucifixion and resurrection.
A simple list of both scriptures and objects can be found at the blog: An Ordinary Mom.
This is a great idea–clever, spiritual, thought-provoking…not to mention inexpensive and easy to ship!
The image comes from the blog: Julie K. (She has great ideas about recycling plastic eggs after Easter.)
My cousin has a beautiful singing voice, so while she was on her mission, we sent her several arrangements to sing as musical numbers in her ward. One of my favorites is Tom Fettke’s “Beautiful Savior.” You can purchase a copy of the sheet music here.
The music is drafted as a choral piece, but in my family we’ve used it as a solo or duet piece several times. I know it works comfortably in a woman’s range, but I’m not sure about a man’s range.