Care Packages, Fun to give, fun to receive

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Last week we talked about encouraging new moms. Earlier this week I took a friend a new mom care package. It was filled with stuff just for her. 

Care packages are fun to give and certainly fun to give. 

I used a bucket I had left over from my sweet boy's birthday party. These buckets were purchased by my mother-in-law's sister for $1 at the Dollar Tree. 

I then took the bucket and filled it with popcorn, peanuts, tea, hot cocoa and some candy I put inside one of my homemade mason jar tumblers

I also put in some soap from bath and body works and some lip gloss I had gotten from CVS using my Extra Care Bucks

Here are some tips for giving a care package:

Think about what the receiver needs. You don't want to give things a person doesn't want or would never use. 

Fill the care package with snacks and goodies. Whether it's a new mom, a college student, or a soldier who has been deployed, we all LOVE snacks!

Keep it simple. There is no need to imitate Pinterest. 

It doesn't have to be expensive. Load it down with all those great samples you get in the mail. 

Include a sweet note. I included a note from my son that said, "Baby boy thinks you're doing a great job and wanted you to have some goodies."

Use encouraging words. I included some Bible verses I find encouraging. 

Long ago the Lord said to Israel:

“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.

With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself. 

Jeremiah 31:3.

What would you put in a care package, or want to receive in one?

For some really great ideas visit Betsy at Romance on a Dime for Take it On Tuesday!