That's how I came up with the idea for a Box of Christmas Cheer. I spent a night gathering up fun little Christmas things at Target in bright and cheerful colors. I also made a "Merry" party banner and some new-to-my-collection Christmas ornament gift tags. I would have liked to have made more items by hand, but I wanted to get the box sent ASAP. Right from the beginning, I decided that I would only include what I could buy or make before bed time in order to have the box ready to ship the next morning.
Box of Christmas Cheer Contents:
- Pepperidge Farm Gingerman cookies (So yummy dipped in Cool Whip!)
- Pepperidge Farm Almond wreath cookies
- Puffs tissues in Christmas hologram box
- Penguin cookie plate
- Snowman 3D straws
- Bright Christmas napkins
- "Merry" party banner by Belly Feathers
- Hand-stamped ornament gift tags by Belly Feathers
- Ornaments and Christmas soaps from Michael's (not pictured)
- Snowflake sucker from Dollar Tree (not pictured)
I packaged it all up with bright green tissue paper in a USPS priority mail box for fast delivery. Who wouldn't be able to smile upon opening such a colorful box!! Of course, to sprinkle on a little extra love, I drew Christmas-y messages all over the box with Sharpies. I'm not a very good drawer, so they definitely looked homemade.
The package arrived two days later at a much needed time, and I think it did just the trick! With the busy hustle of the holidays, it's so easy overlook those that need a little extra love this time of year. I'm so grateful for all of my blessings and hope that I can continue to keep my eyes, ears, and heart open this holiday season and throughout the year.