I love sending a simple care package. It really takes very little time and money, just a little thought and a lot of love. I guess my love for care packages comes from when I would spend a week away at summer camp. The mail would come and everyone would get excited when the mail truck came. Not every year, but some years, a package would arrive from my Dad and Nance. In it would be a funny card and some little treats. Over the years I have enjoyed sending care packages for numerous reasons (when someone isn't feeling well, when someone I loved was abroad and was craving peanut butter, when someone was struggling) and I've also sent quite a few for no reason at all. This care package that I just put together and sent was long overdue! It is for my cousin and his beautiful family who we last saw a couple of years ago on our honeymoon! Normally, I try to keep my care package spending under $20 but since this one was headed all the way to Paris, I splurged a little!
A thoughtful card.
BabyLegs for their new baby who is due in September! I told you they are my new favorite gift!
My favorite chocolate bars.
My favorite kid's movie for Camille. Poppy and I have watched this hundreds of times. I never get sick of it AND it's set in Paris! Parfait!
These are for Aurelie who is pregnant. I'm a bit late on these since she's due in a couple weeks but they are still good for post pregnancy!
This photo is mounted on wood and is actually for Aurelie's grandparents. We stayed at their amazing B&B (in the photo) for a few days on our honeymoon.
A collection of photos I took and (finally) got printed from our trip to France. Isn't Cami adorable!
My challenge to you is... send a care package before the end of the month! Send it to you best friend, your mom, your uncle you haven't spoken to in a year, your best friend's dog. I few things I love to put in my care packages are: a great used book, dark chocolate, tea, a photo if you have one, your favorite movie, something special if the recipient is under the weather, Burt's Bees products, lavender oil... The list goes on and on. A great thing to do is just head to the store and wander through the natural food's section. They often have tons of small things that would make a perfect care package. The only thing that must be included is a thoughtful card. In fact, if you are really low on cash, just sit down and write a thoughtful card to someone you love. The whole idea is just to take a few minutes and a few dollars to show someone that you are thinking of them and that you love them. Please let me know if you are planning to participate or come back and let me know if you sent one!
A quick side note.. G and I are hopping in the car to head to Seattle for an audition! I'm not sure if I'll be able to do a post tomorrow, if not, have a lovely weekend and I'll be back on Monday!