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.)
For full instructions, check out Roots and Wings.
Additional Tips: see if you can find a plastic jar (like a peanut butter jar) so that the end result weighs less. This will be beneficial for those of you who are shipping overseas.
Sometimes I don’t know how people come up with things — but I’m glad they do. Check out this idea: A card you can plant! There are shamrock seeds embedded in the paper of the card. What a creative little gift for St. Patrick’s Day.
Check out theses cuties from Veronica over at Life in the Thrifty Lane:
Valentine matchboxes! Check out her blog for full instructions. You could easily make several of these boxes and turn it into a Valentine countdown. Label the boxes with numbers and have the missionary open one each day until Valentine’s Day. Matchboxes are pretty small, but with a little creativity, you can find tiny treasures to tuck inside each one. A clipping of a photo? A handwritten note? A scripture? Mini candies? Confetti? The possibilities are tiny, but endless.