Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Box

One of my very best friends lives way across the country.  She also happens to be the queen of sending awesome mail (seriously... right down to the perfect stamps).  Knowing that she's going through an emotional time, I thought we could send her some extra fun mail to help brighten her day.

I think I saw this idea in a magazine or online a long time ago, but I can't remember where.  Anyway the idea stuck with me.  For our Happy Box, we picked up a bunch of items with one thing in common, they all had to be yellow.  There were a few things I had in mind before we went shopping specific to my friend (like post it notes and washi tape) but otherwise I told the girls to help me keep an eye out for things that were yellow as we walked around Target (the Dollar Spot was a big help!).  

Here's what we found

  • Lemon Heads
  • Juicy Fruit
  • Peanut M&Ms
  • Days of the Week List Pad
  • Post It Notes
  • Yellow Index Card Ring
  • Washi Tape
  • Paper Straws
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Punch Balloon
  • Mini Squirt Gun
  • Burt's Bees Chapstick
There were a lot of other things we saw as we shopped, but these seemed like good things to send in the mail.  When we were done, we put everything in a big envelope and sent it off (I would have preferred putting it in a box for a nice presentation, but I couldn't find the right size box at our house, and wanted to get it in the mail quickly, so we went with an envelope).  I hope it brings a burst of extra sunshine and happiness to my sweet friend!


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  2. This box of sunshine is the BEST.

  3. This box of sunshine is the BEST!!