Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Patriotic Gift and Tag

A Navy friend of our family was deployed in January of this year. In an effort to make his day a bit brighter we've tried to send him a "goodie box" every other month.  We keep in contact via e-mail - and he recently wrote of a good friend of his (whom we met the end of last year) that was going through a very hard time.  So, in the last "goodie box" we included a little something extra for his friend (pictured above).
I recycled a bridge mix container (or was is chocolate covered raisins?) to package up the little gift for his friend.  Here's a photo of it without the tag on top.
I included yummy stuff inside like:
  • Gum
  • Sour strips
  • Fritos
  • Fruit roll ups
  • Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Skittles
Hoping it will cheer him up to know that we thought about him and care about what he's going through.
Here's a photo of the patriotic tags I made --- one for each boy
Supplies used:
  • Kraft Paper
  • Dictionary page
  • Star Template
  • Red/Cream/Blue cardstock
  • Jute/Twine
  • Blue Eyelet
  • Metallic Bic Marker
    • traced tag and cut out with this showing
  • Black Felt Tip Pen
    • faux stitching around stars
I also included some homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies this time -- hoping they will survive the trip and still be tasty when they receive them! 
I love making gifts up like this --- if they bring as much cheer to the receiver as they did to the giver they'll be happy!
This post linked to:
Thrilling Thursday at Paisley Passions 
Who Made What Weekend #13
Whipperberry Friday Flair 
Humble Homemaking Weekend Review 
Crafty Mash Up  
Craft Catwalk At Embellishing Life 
Made With Love Monday 
Ten Buck Tuesday 
Whatever You Want Wednesday 
Our Sheltering Tree





6 comments:

Sophia said...

This is perfect! I'm sure they'll both appreciate the happy mail. :)

Michele Pacey said...

How great of you to be so thoughtful. It's hard for me to imagine what these young men go through everyday. I think your gift will bring him a moment of joy!

Melissa said...

I'm a big paper crafter myself and think these are SUPER cute!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Naturally Me Creations said...

That's a very cute (& thoughtful) gift! :)

Tnx so much for stopping by to link this up at my party this weekend! :D

Laurel {Make and Takes} said...

This is cute! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

Maria said...

Wonderful job! I love the patriotic theme! The tags turned out fabulous and the big star tops it off beautifully! Thank you for playing along in my Crafty Friday Mash Up!!! I love your craftiness!

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