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.
First of all, it’s not just any lip balm, it’s Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. This is a product suitable for men AND women, don’t worry. Plus, there are a ton of different skin care products to try, and they are all quality.
(And don’t bees make a cute addition to any Spring-themed care package?)
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.
If your missionary is serving in a colder climate, February can be one freezing month. Luckily, hand warmers come in very festive shapes!
These are offered all over the web, but for a start, here are some on Amazon: Heart Hand Warmers
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.
If you’re looking for a more personal gift for your missionary, check out Lily Gene on Etsy. She does these cute prints of special places, and can even add little details like a postage ink-stamp of a particularly important date. It’s all totally customizable! With all the options she offers, there are several fun things you could do. Either send the missionary a map of the country or state where he’s serving (what a great idea for a farewell or homecoming gift!), or send a print of his home state / country. Lily Gene also has a “someone in _____ loves you” custom postcard and other ideas. Lily Gene was featured in this month’s InStyle, so check out the shop before things get backed up! I can’t stop thinking about what a cute idea this is, not only for missionaries, but anyone!