15 July 2010

how-to assemble a care package

by cathie hong of ampersandity

Over the past year, my husband & I have had our share of sicknesses, illnesses, and other unfortunate events that have put us out of commission (the most recent being consecutive wisdom teeth extractions – I had mine done first, he followed suit a week after). Through all the aches & pains, we have been the grateful beneficiaries of awesome care packages & meals from loving friends. So I thought I’d share a care package of my own:

First, buy a simple kraft gift box & line the bottom with some cute tissue paper. 
Then place the following inside:

1.     Some craft supplies to pass the time. Here are two of my faves for packaging & other craft projects: Japanese masking tape & baker’s twine.
2.     A set of thank you cards for them to thank their friends after they get better.
3.     A good book (my recent fave: Jane Eyre).
4.     Some cough drops, of course.
5.     And a care package wouldn’t be complete without some pretty flowers (mine from Trader Joe’s).

Assemble it with love, write a simple heartfelt card to lift their spirits, & deliver it with a cupcake or two!

add to marta's collection :: the how-to series was created to encourage creativity. to focus on what we can do rather than what we can't. i am excited to showcase your talents and unique ideas. if you have a specialty (and i know you do), please submit your how-to guest post by emailing me. marta{at}martawrites{dot}com. i will be delighted to feature your how-to. 

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden


Nancy said...

How creative and thoughtful. The cupcake sounds like the perfect finishing touch!

Hil said...

Seriously so cute and creative. Love it!

katrina lauren said...

love this! sweet little touches that are sure to brighten the day!
{marta....your how to series is brilliant...i heart.}

Miss L said...

Care packages are the best...and your how-to series is wonderful!

In keeping with the how-to theme, I thought you might enjoy this blog: http://newdressaday.wordpress.com/
The gal who writes it buys a $1 dress for each day and re-styles it into something totally cute and wearable.

Thanks for being such a positive voice!

roseroomnz.com said...

what a lovely caring idea to pass on! Rachael:)

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Beeeeautiful! Packages are the best! Especially when someone loves you so much that they put this much effort into preparing it. Just lovely.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet how-to! I love packages of any kind, and care packages are the best : )

A'n'G Johnson said...

I love the extra touches. Care packages are so often haphazardly put together - and while I can't complain, because hey - I love them anyway! - it sure is nice to see special care given to add even more sincerity to the thoughtful deed!

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