My daughter and I were chatting on the phone yesterday and sharing heart to heart the importance of staying connected. Even though we are separated by miles, we have found that sending a “Love in a Box” monthly does provide a means of communicating love for one another. While the box was originally designed with our grandson in mind, recently I have decided to include a few things for our daughter also. After all, she is important too!
“Back to School” is the theme for this “Love in a Box” package. Our grandson will be starting school at a new Christian School in September. He is a very gregarious young man who makes friends very easily. We doubt there will be a problem making a transition to his new school. I think he is rather liking the whole idea.
Love this card I found at the Silhouette store: Design ID #87105 by Lori Whitlock. I added a pocket with Bible Verse Colossians 3:23 as an encouragement for Sean to do his best this school year. He also appreciates having a bit of spending cash of his own.
Another great find at the Silhouette store was this 3D School Bus Box, Design ID #64211 by Snapdragon Snippets. I did find putting this together quite challenging, but well worth the time and effort. I filled it with some sweets.
He was also going to need to new “King James Bible” to use at his new school. Grandpa was fortunate to find this in our church bookstore.
A cute little Back to School Survival Kit with some great reminders of how to survive well at school. I found this idea on google along with the cute star border. I used Adobe Print Shop to combine the text and border.
And of course, as always, tic tacs covered with a Back to School case designed on my Silhouette. I used Design ID #65188, by Tanya Batrak, I just used the pencils by filling with color, grouping, and then cutting. Background was found on Google images. Font is Silhouette: lw Sugar.
Sean Michael also requested some new colored markers and Grandpa did a great job picking these out. A few others things included were a stapler with colored staples, pencils, pencil sharpener, rubber bands, and colored paper clips.
Call to Glory Kids devotional for September has not yet arrived.
Will have to mail this separately.
And for Mom:
we sent an encouragement card with some extra cash
A “Better Homes & Garden” Cookbook
A Mini Food Chopper
Stainless Steel Food Scraper
Toilet Paper Replacement Spindle (Her dad’s contribution…Hey, accidents happen. )
Vitamins & Herbal Remedies
How thankful I am that my hubby shops for some of these items. He is always on the lookout for fun and useful items to pack in the box. He is the one who keeps the supply of PO boxes on hand and stands in line at the P.O. to mail this out each month.
I do appreciate him!
For the love of family,