One of my favorite things to do is to write little cards or send little care packages to friends/family. I recall as a child receiving boxes from my grandmother and aunt filled with snacks, carefully sewn dresses and other random items. This was such an exciting time! Now a few decades later, my children have the joy of receiving boxes of goodies from my family. This has created great memories for them. However, rather than just racking in the goods, I've tried to teach my children the importance of GRATITUDE AND GIVING by writing Thank you cards and sending occasional gifts.
This week I had a small challenge in the department of gift giving. I was seeking a creative gift for multiple children that could fit in a flat rate mailing box. This family just welcomed a new baby and I wanted to send a gift that included something for each family member.
I started collecting a few items earlier in the month, but I wasn't exactly sure what to get for the siblings. Then while we were out shopping the girls found a GREAT gift.....A BUILD-A-BEAR kit.
Ultimately, I wanted to share this here with hopes of encouraging you to think about your long distance family/friends. Can you think of a special gift you'd like to send out?