This could work as a New Year’s care package, a one-year package, or a send-off gift. I made my time capsule in about 3 minutes with an empty food canister, scissors, glue, and paper. The steps are so simple, it’s not worth explaining. Just check out the pictures below:
Include a kit to help your missionary make his time capsule. I printed out a few “prompts” with phrases like, “Resolutions I have for this year include…” and “Currently, my favorite place to eat is…” and “Three predictions I have for this year are…”
You can check out more suggestions at Thrilled By The Thought.
I recently attempted to purchase some clothes for my cousin, who’s serving in Korea. After striking out at several stores, I had to return home empty handed. I thought I’d start posting clothing pieces I come across. This lovely top is from Downeast Outfitters, a definite go-to store for cute modest wardrobes. Be sure to check the specific standards for each mission before committing to anything!
For missionaries serving in a foreign country, audio-translations from General Conference are a cool idea. I first learned about this when one of my cousins requested some LDS material that would help her with the new language.
You can easily burn a CD of General Conference talks that have been translated into other languages, and this is a great way to help your missionary with the language he is trying to learn.
For instructions on how to do this, click here: CD Instructions
*Note: these instructions are for a Mac (that’s what I use), so it’ll be a little different if you’re using a PC.
Fruit snacks are another treat that can survive a long trip overseas if necessary, and there is nothing cooler than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when it comes to snacks for boys. This is inexpensive and very fun — definitely a winner this St. Patrick’s Day!
All you need is a post-it pad and pen, and you’ve got another Valentine’s Day treat that is inxepensive and simple. This idea can be used all year round with different paper designs and shapes, but it’s particularly perfect for February: a sticky-note heart attack is just what the love doctor ordered! Fill each sheet of the pad with a sweet message, leaving the top for the following instruction: “As you pull off each sheet, stick it to the wall!”
This is a really fun idea, and you can use it multiple times over the course of a year. Just think of all the color combinations and cute messages you can come up with! The ordering process is very simple, too. Just visit the following site for directions: