I was delighted when my friend Angie emailed me and some other mothers of freshmen college students, and suggested we get together to make care packages for our kids.
Each mom would bring one item and a note of encouragement for each student. Angie would pick up Priority Mail boxes at the Post Office and we’d get together for coffee to put the packages together assembly-line style. What a great idea!
It was a wonderful time! Here’s what it looked like:
These were my contribution. I gave the girls fancy bobby pins, note cards, and a Butter Finger, and the boys got fake eyebrows (it was the week before Halloween) and Milk Duds.
I put them in cute bags I found at Target, with little notes attached. On the girls’ notes I wrote the Scripture, “The Lord your God is with you,” (Zephaniah 3:17), and on the boys’ notes I wrote Proverbs 15:13, “A happy heart makes the face cheerful”–keep smiling!
We lined up the boxes and everyone dropped their items in each. Here is Jane putting in her contributions.
It was a lot of fun!
Susan brought fun and fuzzy socks.
We took time to pray together for our kids and sent the boxes off with love and blessings.
Everyone took their own boxes to put in the mail.
I hope our kids realize how blessed they are to have such a wonderful community of moms supporting them!
What a great idea! I’d love to see their faces when they open them. (G’ma).
I would have loved to see their faces, too!
Such a wonderful idea … and how special for each student to know that they were being thought of by MANY moms!
Thanks! Especially for kids who, for many of them, it’s their first experience being away from home for an extended period of time. We’re going to do it again in February. 🙂