Thursday, January 17, 2013

Box of Sunshine

We Live in Sunny California
My Nephew is away at school in Chilly Pennsylvania

I remember when I was in college how exciting it was to get something in the mail - especially a package.  I also remember never having anything fun to eat, how hard it was to get to the local store, and not having much money to spend on anything that wasn't a necessity.

So I decided it was a perfect opportunity to send my Nephew a

Once you start looking - it's amazing how many YELLOW snack food items you can find.

My Box contained the following:

Lays Classic Potato Chips
Velveeta Mac and Cheese Cups
Kraft Cheese in a Can
Wheat Thins Crackers
Slim Jims
Primgles Potato Chips
Mr. Goodbar Chocolate
Bumble Bee Tuna Snack
M n M Candies
Dried Pineapple Bits

Everything sweet, salty and completely bad for you that a College Student could ever want.  

There were so many great food choices.  

I was like a crazy woman wandering around the grocery store grabbing anything I could find that was yellow.  Once I realized I would have to SHIP the helped me edit my selections.  
Nothing too heavy, or breakable, or easily smashed.

But if I were delivering this to a local friend....Ohhh the possibilities.  

I filled the shipping box with yellow paper shred and tied yellow bows around several of the boxes.

We wrote a personal message on the back of a Large Sun cut from cardstock and patterned paper.

A few more suns were made from circle and scallop paper punches.

  There was even room for a little light up stress ball animal.  

And then it was all shipped off for my nephew (and his room mates) to enjoy.

This would be a great pick me up for someone who is feeling under the weather and could easily be tailored to the Lucky recipients tastes.   

Who do you know that could use a little Box of Sunshine to brighten their day?


  1. Cute idea. I did a mint green (favorite color) birthday box like this for my daughter who is away at college. May need to do one like this for a surprise during a gray winter semester!

  2. What a great idea! And with the flat rate box, you can really go wild :) I bet he got a big kick out of it!

  3. Karina, this is the best idea ever. We used to send care packages to Kevin's little sister when she was in college, and I know she loved getting them. Sending AND receiving mail like this is such a joy. I think the sunshine element just adds that much more cuteness. I love it all!

  4. What a sweet idea! Seeing all that yellow certainly brightened my day! ;-) He will love it!
    Enjoy your weekend.


  5. So cute!! That's such a thoughtful thing to do and fun too.