A special package of happiness specially put
together for your special person.
First--select a basket or some other container to
gather your goodies in! I find many of my baskets and containers at yard sales
or thrift shops for under $1.00. If they are a little worn or scratched, they
can be spray-painted any color you choose. Think creative when looking for
Next, fill the basket, box, tin, colander, flower
pot or hat with shredded paper, a square of fabric hemmed or trimmed with
pinking shears, cloth napkins, a towel, colored cellophane "grass" or
crumpled tissue paper.
For the crafter. use a plastic storage container
for a "basket" and fill with a glue gun and glue sticks, craft glue,
acrylic paints and assorted brushes, paint, small nails, small hammer, wooden
items to paint and other craft supplies such as beads, pom-poms, wood sticks,
buttons, stickers, dried flowers, craft patterns or how-to books.
Fill a small "desk basket" with. note
cards, note paper, a variety of envelopes, note paper with matching envelopes,
letter opener, a special pen, a personalized seal and some sealing wax or
personalized return address labels.
Do you have a new neighbor? What about a family
who has just moved into a new home? Instead of Mom having to search through
boxes for everything she needs to cook a meal, why not fix up a special bag? All
you need is a paper grocery sack with a 2-liter drink, paper plates, paper cups,
napkins, plastic forks, pizza coupons, home-baked cookies and maybe even $20 for
pizza. Maybe some of the other neighbors will help with this.
Bath Time Basket: filled with a neck
pillow, a gel eye-pack, scented bath salts or bubble bath, aroma therapy oils,
scented candles or relaxing music CD, special soaps, lotion or powder.
Children's Coloring Basket: fill a plastic
storage box with crayons, non-toxic markers, stamping markers, assorted paper
with a variety of colors and textures, coloring books, assorted stickers, a
paint box and brushes, one of dad's old dress shirts or an apron.
A Grandma's Basket: fill a basket with
children's artwork, letters, children's current photographs in a brag-book,
gifts made by the children, framed family portraits, family videos, a
long-distance phone calling card, plus other fun items like candy, cocoa mix,
coffee or tea.
These are just a few ideas--use your imagination
and share a basket of happiness today!
© Frugal Homemaker