Creating and sending thoughtful packages is my love language. Those who know me can expect to receive random letters and packages throughout the year, but especially around the holidays. It's also a way to exercise a bit of creativity in my off hours.
Throughout the year I collect ideas and keep thoughts in a notebook or a Pinterest board. I try to skew toward homemade or locally purchased items, or finding a book that I think the recipient will love. This year we also received our Kickstarter Glow Forge, so we were able to make some really unique “mass produced” gifts to hand out to my family. More on that later.
But for some extra special kiddos, I crafted some kits that were a blast to put together. The first was a letter writing kit for a kindergartner. I was happy to pass along my love for snail mail in the form of an easy step by step kit.
I also made some activity kits for some kiddos (including my own!) that travel easily. It was a combination of some activities I put into repurposed Altoids tins, and some store-bought activity books and writing utensils. And the personalized canvas pouches can of course hold any number of additional items.
And of course, wrapping gifts is as equally important to me. I like to reuse paper, or wrap in fabric, or decorate butcher paper or paper bags. And never bows! This year, for one family of lovely women, I wrote out their family motto on butcher paper. They were thrilled opening that package!