Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tis The Season, Christmas Package!

My brother's Christmas Package this year was filled with ideas from Pinterest and alike. I included a list of what we (My Mom and I) put in and some pictures of some of them too. Hopefully this will give you some good ideas for your Christmas Packages. 

Whats Inside?

 Complete List 
- Candy Sleigh
- Grinch Pills
- Believe Bell
- Prep and Landing Characters
-I want a hippopotamus for Christmas song lyrics and paper print out of a hippo (My brother said he didn't want anything for Christmas except maybe a hippo from the song so that's what he got)

-Elf suit and hat I found on Pinterest and added my little brothers face to 

-Reindeer cut out and some other Christmas print outs
- Symbols of Christmas cutouts
-Hot Cocoa packets
-Peppermint Sticks
-M&Ms, Christmas Story
-Snowman Poop (White Tic-Tacs)
-Christmas Candy
-Homemade Christmas Card

A Sneak Peek ..

 Candy Sleigh
(made out of Christmas candy)    

Grinch Pills
 (You can pretty much get any green colored candy and add the Grinch sign to it. I got green butter mints and attached the Grinch tag to it)
Bell, from Polar Express
(Polar Express quote found here)

Prep and landing characters
 (Found here )

I added some cute Christmas print-outs I found
on Pinterest to the package.
Hot cocoa packets in Mug & Peppermint sticks
Peanut M&M's and Christmas story
There are tons of these M&M Christmas Poems floating around on Pinterest. I don't have an original source, but here is a printable you can use and the poem for future reference
M&M’s Christmas Story
As you hold these candies in your hand
And turn them, you will see
The M becomes a W, and E and then a 3
They tell the Christmas Story
It’s one, I’m sure you know
It took place in a stable
A long long time ago.
The E is for the East
Where the star shone O so bright
the M is for the Manger
Where the baby Jesus slept that night.
The 3 is for the wise men
Bearing gifts, they say they came.
W is for worship, Hallelujah
Praise to His name.
So as you eat these candies
Or share them with a friend
Remember the Spirit of Christmas
And never let it end.

Symbols of Christmas
 I saw many renditions of Symbols of Christmas but none of them had every symbol I wanted so I made the paper and symbol myself from all the ideas I saw online. To be honest you could do a whole package just based on the symbols of Christmas. 
This is what the paper says... 

Symbols of Christmas

Each year as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmastime we are surrounded by symbols.

Christmas Tree: Christmas trees are evergreen trees. They do not die in the winter, but stay green all year.  This is a symbol of eternal life. Christ made it possible for us to live forever in heaven after we die.
Star: Stars represent the new star that appeared when Christ was born.
Candles: Jesus said that He is the light of the world. He shows us the way to go and leads us with His light.
Candy Canes: This candy is made in the shape of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherds came to see baby Jesus. Christ is known as the good shepherd.
Red, White, and Green: Christmas colors are symbols of Jesus Christ. Red represents the blood of Christ. Green represents eternal life. White represents the purity of Christ (he was perfect).
Gift Giving: Gifts represent the gifts the wise men brought to the Christ child and the gift of the Savior that Heavenly Father gave the world.
WREATH: Symbol of the never ending nature of love … having no beginning and no end.

We when see these symbols throughout December we should remember the true meaning of Christmas; the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Christmas Card
(Christmas Movie's themed card)
Decorating the Package:

On each flap of the package I made a little scene from a Christmas song
Green: Oh Christmas Tree
White: I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
Red: Santa Clause Is Coming To Town

Blue: Once There Was A Snowman

This was a fun package to make and with all the fun little ideas I found it filled it up to the brim. My brother didn't want gifts so you can see we had lots of fun finding other things to put inside :) 

Feel free to list some ideas you had to send your Sister's or Elder's, and if you'd like to send us a picture of your Christmas Packages we would love to include them so we can all learn from each other!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Stories

I love spreading the Christmas spirit this time of year. And for our missionaries who are far from home, family and friends during this season it can be hard. So I believe bombarding them with love and Christmas is a great way to remind them how much you are thinking of them.

One way to do this is through Christmas Stories; in an email, or written letter, or dearelder message, or tucked within a package. These can be your favorite ones, the most traditional, or brand new finds. It is a great little gift for your missionary to share with his companion or investigators. Tell him to print out if it is an email so that he has time to read and share it.

I sent my brother a Christmas Story in his Christmas Email. But next year I hope to send him one in each December Email.

(This is the one I shared with our missionary, I had heard it in Relief Society and looked it up when I got home)
"Christmas Day in the Morning" tells about how Rob, the main character, learns the true meaning of love and finds a way to demonstrate his true love for his father.
Rob wants to get his father something special for Christmas this year -- something that shows how much he really loves him. But it's Christmas Eve, and he doesn't have much money to spend. What could he possibly get? Suddenly, Rob thinks of the best gift of all...
You can find the full story Christmas Day in the Morning.

Share some Christmas spirit with your missionary. By sending him a Christmas Story off this list below, some of them may be too long to send but an excerpt or quote may be a fun addition to an email or letter as well. 

Christmas Stories

20 Famous Christmas stories
The Gift of the Magi, The Little Match Girl, Legend Of The Christmas Rose, and MORE

Short Christmas Stories 
 For the Man Who Hated Christmas
 The Gold Wrapping Paper
 On Santa's Team
 The Christmas Truce

Christmas Stories

A Christmas short story: Santa's Christmas morning

Kid's Christmas Stories, Popular Old-Fashion Christmas Short Stories for Children
Bipper and Wick - by Artie Knapp
The Birds' Christmas - Founded on Fact by F.E. Mann
Christmas at Fezziwig's Warehouse by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Christmas Carol of the Birds
Christmas Day
A Christmas Fairy by John Strange Winter
Christmas in Seventeen Seventy-Six (1776) by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
Christmas in the Alley by Olive Thorne Miller
Christmas in the Barn by F. Arnstein
The Christmas Masquerade by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
A Christmas Matinee by M.A.L. Lane
Christmas Under the Snow by Olive Thorne Miller
The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner by Charles Dickens
The Dolls' Christmas Party
The Fairy Christmas
The First New England Christmas by G.L. Stone and M.G. Fickett
The Fir-Tree by Hans Christian Andersen
Grandma's Christmas Gifts
The Greatest of These by Joseph Mills Hanson
How Christmas Came to the Santa Maria Flats by Elia W. Peattie
Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Little Girl's Christmas by Winnifred E. Lincoln
Mama's Happy Christmas
Mr. Bluff's Experience of Holidays by Oliver Bell Bunce
Old Father Christmas by J.H. Ewing
The Philanthropist's Christmas by James Weber Linn
The Queerest Christmas by Grace Margaret Gallaher
A Ragged Christmas Feast
Santa Claus Does Not Forget
Santa Claus's Letter
Susy's Christmas Present
The Telltale Tile by Olive Thorne Miller
Toinette and the Elves by Susan Coolidge
A Turkey For One
What Happened Christmas Eve
Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

What are your favorite Christmas Stories? 
We would love to expand our list and share with each other. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas is Around the Corner

Just around the corner is Christmas, and you can send your missionary a fun festive Christmas printable like this one

Or one of these.

If your missionary was involved in the online social world of Facebook or Twitter, this tool can be an easy way to gather friends and family together for a joint Christmas effort.

Here are a couple ideas that I have seen done:

My friend shared this idea with me calling it the 25 Scriptures
"One scripture for every day of December until Christmas but instead of just giving her the reference written out, I had different family members/friends of her write their testimony on the different scriptures. So they would just read it and then share their thoughts on it. Then I put each individual scriptures in an envelope of it's own with their note included (I just had everyone email me so everything was typed up). Some scriptures just had one person who wrote on them, others had 2-3."

Here are some similar ideas for a 25 Day's of Scriptures for Christmas, some are advent calendar's you could send your missionary and some are scripture chains. Either way you could find scriptures to use in envelopes or any form you like. 
You could also do a 12 days of Christmas theme instead of 25. 
Advent Calendar at One Dog Woof 

Advent Calendar at Young Wife's Guide

 Scripture Chain at The Things I Love Most

Scripture Chain at Spell Out loud

Last year I was invited to a Facebook event for a friend of mine that was in the MTC at the time. Her Mom and friend put it together and the invite said this:
"Hi Everyone,
Whitney's Mom, is trying to put together a photo book for Whitney to send her for Christmas. She would love it if you would e-mail her a picture of either you, your family, or you & Whitney, along with your favorite scripture or quote.
She is hoping to get everyone's picture no later than Dec. 1. Please help make Whitney's first Christmas on the mission special!
Send your picture & quote to --------------@aol.com
Please add other friends of Whitney's to this event so we can get as many people as possible to participate.
P.S. This is a surprise, so don't let the word get to Whitney in any letters! "

I don't know how the photo book turned out, but I found a similar idea below
at spoonful.com

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Holiday Cards

Some of us family and friends don't have the money or the energy to gather together a whole package for the holidays. This year I am planning on sending my missionary my Christmas Card, with scriptures inside, I'll post that as soon as I get it out in the mail.

For now I wanted to share a free Christmas card printable, and some card ideas for you to share with your missionary:

Christmas Cards
Via Lost Bumblebee
Christmas Cards
Via Bloglovin
(This site has a bunch from different sites)

Holiday Cards
Via Ziploc
Christmas Cards
Via Rosy Glasses

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Favorite Inspirations

What are some of your favorite quotes or scriptures to send your missionary?
In emails, letters, or packages!

Here are some of my favorites:

1 Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men.
2 Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.
3 Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work;
4 For behold the afield is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul;
5 And faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God, qualify him for the work.
6 Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, diligence.
7 Ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Amen.
Doctrine and Covenants, Section 4

"Therefore, fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail."
Doctrine & Covenants 6:34

“The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.”
President Gordon B. Hinckley 

You can be excellent in every way. You can be first class. There is no need for you to be a scrub. Respect yourself. Do not feel sorry for yourself. Do not dwell on unkind things others may say about you. Polish and refine whatever talents the Lord has given you. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life and look for its opportunities.
Pres Gordon B. Hinckley

“We should bring our wills into subjection to the will of the Father, and feel to say, what is the will of our Father, whom we are here in the world to serve? Then every act that we perform will be a success.”
The Apostle Paul said that. He said: “You are called. It is not the wise that are called, but God has called the foolish to confound those which are wise.” [See 1 Corinthians 1:25–27.]
Lorenzo Snow

And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Romans 10:15 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

My Missionary...

I sent this funny story I found online (sorry no source) to my missionary and he quite enjoyed it, thought yours might too :)

It was late fall or early winter, and Elder Thurman was bemoaning the lack of snow in our Southern California town, while his Utah hometown was enjoying good "skiing weather." One evening, following a particularly good DA, the homesick elder and his companion were riding down a long, sloping street when Thurman sat up, took his hands off the bars and put them in his pocket while leaning left and right in a slalom course down the middle of the street.
Elder Sorenson lagged behind, knowing that trunkiness cometh before a fall and preferring to be an observer than a participant. Trouble soon arrived with the dip in the road, which left Thurman's bike out of control as he tried in vain to pull his hands out of his pockets. He and his bike slide along the curb before finally tumbling end over end, filnging tracts and discussion manuals all over Glendora, and Elder Thurman parted ways with his bike while Elder Sorenson sat on his bike, laughing . . .
. . .as Elder Thurman came to rest on the lawn of some people who had been watching this whole circus coming toward them. They ran to him asking if he was all right, and his instant response:
"Now that I've got your attention, what do you know about the Mormon Church?!"
I have always considered this the Ultimate Door Approach . . .

Image from lds.org

Future Missionaries

For all those Men and Women coming to the missionary age and wondering if they are ready, or if they should go, when they should prepare or how:

An article I recently read on lds.org and enjoyed. Sharing in a FHE or young men's or young women's activity or giving to your future missionary in your home to read; are all great ways to share the advice shared here :

Now that I’m in the mission field, here are some things I wish I’d learned before I left.

Dear Future Missionaries


two girls and a boy talking(click to view larger)
Photo illustrations by Welden C. Andersen
Editor’s note: While serving as a full-time missionary in the Mexico Torreón Mission, Elder Porter wrote this letter home to the younger members of his family.
I wanted to share some insights I have gained on how to better prepare to serve a full-time mission. These insights have come to me gradually with experience and time, and I hope by sharing them that I can encourage you to begin to prepare now to have greater success in your missionary efforts.

Learn to Talk to People

One of the first things I learned is the importance of being able to carry on a conversation with people face-to-face. Texting and social media can be wonderful tools, but they cannot replace the dynamic exchange that takes place while you’re simply conversing with someone. If you are in the grocery line, talk with the person next to you, even if it’s simply about the weather.
The best place to start is in your own home. Have conversations with your family. Talk with your parents and siblings about various things, and tell them how you feel. Learn how to express yourself. Your missionary efforts will be more successful if you can lessen your fear of talking to people, especially to complete strangers, about things that matter to you.
Talking to strangers can be hard, but it’s a reality of missionary work—you will be talking with strangers for the majority of your mission. The more you can learn to look someone in the eye and share your feelings, the greater the opportunities you will have to invite the Spirit to be a part of your conversations. You will also learn that even though folks may be “strangers” to you initially, all are in reality your brothers and sisters, so do not be afraid to “open your mouths” (D&C 33:8–9).

Learn to Listen and Then Act

You will be spending a lot of time listening to those you teach. They will share with you their thoughts, feelings, and even their doubts. Learn to sincerely listen. This will help you to more easily recognize the challenges your investigators may be facing and to more specifically address their concerns (see Preach My Gospel [2004], 185–86). Begin now by learning to listen sincerely to your sisters, brothers, parents, and friends. While you’re listening, learn to forget yourself in the process. Don’t focus on how you’re going to fix other people’s problems or respond to their concerns. Instead, just listen and allow the Spirit to direct you on what you should say and when.
This can be challenging, especially if you’re learning a new language. I have noticed that if I become too focused on what to say or how to say things correctly with the language, then I often lose the chance for the Spirit to guide my thoughts and words. I have begun to learn how to focus on acting when the Spirit prompts me.

Learn to Follow the Spirit

One of the biggest blessings during my time of service has been learning the importance of acting on promptings when they are received. When the Spirit tells me to do something, I try to do it, no matter how small it may seem. For instance, I felt prompted to pray for rain while teaching a family for the first time. The little ranchero where I am serving has been in drought for several years and rarely sees rain, but the Spirit prompted me to ask for rain. That night, it rained. This made such a strong impression that the family asked us to return to continue to teach the gospel.

Learn to Ask Questions

I have learned the importance of asking questions when prompted by the Spirit. To you future missionaries, I would recommend that you practice asking questions. In doing so, learn to be direct so that you can help others get to the heart of their concerns. From my brief observations, I have seen that successful missionaries are those who have learned the principle of listening and then asking questions that promote pondering. This approach has been much more successful for me than trying to force a conversation that is one-sided or trying to prove the truthfulness of the gospel by logic alone. I have instead learned the significance of inviting others to learn for themselves by asking important gospel questions that invite deeper contemplation, reflection, and personal study.

Learn to Be Bold

I have learned the importance of being bold. We sometimes invite those we teach to set a baptismal date during our first visit. Initially, this was really scary for me, but I have seen many times the fruits of extending the invitation of baptism during that first visit. As I was reading the Book of Mormon, I realized that one of the first things Christ did during his visit to the Americas was to invite those He taught to be baptized in His name (see 3 Nephi 11:23). Baptism is the gateway that allows individuals to partake of the gospel and eventually receive temple blessings. This is one reason we serve missions—to extend the same invitation and blessings to all of God’s children.
Therefore, be bold with those around you. Invite your friends to seminary, Church services, and activities. Invite them to hear the missionary lessons if prompted. Invite them to hear your testimony. As missionaries, you will have both the responsibility and authority to invite people to repent and “come unto Christ” (D&C 20:59). Remember, you have something of “great price” to share; there is no reason to hold back. Learn to be bold and direct.

Learn to Love

Perhaps most important, learn to sincerely love those you will have the opportunity to teach. Pray for them, serve them, and show them that you care, and they will begin to have confidence in you as a representative ofJesus Christ.
If you begin to prepare now by talking to others, listening to their concerns, asking questions as prompted by the Spirit, and then learning to be bold and to love, I know the Lord will bless you in your missionary efforts.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

My missionary ...

I enjoy writing my brother every week and I am going to start a new set of posts including anything my missionary especially liked in my email, usually the spiritual thought at the end.

I thought I would start with this story, I sent my brother near the beginning of his mission back in April. He mentioned how much he liked this story and I thought your missionary might too :)

Excerpt from my email,

Excerpt from Elder Richards The Joy of Serving a Mission talk:

Image from Mormon Voice
Now I like a little story that President Grant used to tell about the love that converts have for their missionaries. He told about a couple who came here from one of the Scandinavian countries. They hadn’t been taught much about the gospel. All they knew was that it was true. And so the bishop went to this couple and taught them the law of tithing. They paid their tithing. Then later the bishop went to them and taught them about the fast offering. They paid their fast offering. And then the bishop went to them again to get a donation to help build a ward meetinghouse. They thought that ought to come out of the tithing, but before the bishop got through with them, they paid their donation on the meetinghouse.

Then the bishop went to the father to get his son to go on a mission. Now I can hear President Grant standing here, saying, “That was the straw that broke the camel’s back.” The man said, “He’s our only child. His mother will miss him. We can’t let him go.” Then the bishop countered, “Brother So-and-So, who do you love in this world more than anyone else outside of your own relatives?” And he thought for a few minutes. He said, “I guess I love that young man who came up to the land of the midnight sun and taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Then the bishop countered, “Brother So-and-So, how would you like someone to love your boy just like that?” The man said, “Bishop, you win again; take him. I’ll pay for his mission.”

Link here: http://www.lds.org/general-conference/print/1978/10/the-joy-of-serving-a-mission?lang=eng

Monday, September 16, 2013

6 Month

Have any ideas for how to help your missionary celebrate their 6 month mark?

Well my brother just celebrated his 6 MONTH MARK not too long ago and I wanted to send him something special. So I put together 6 envelopes with a spiritual thought in each.

For each number I found a spiritual thought:
# 1
"The apostle Paul said there is 'one Lord, one faith, one baptism.' (Eph. 4:5)"
From the General Conference talk by LeGrand Richards entitled One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism
# 2
"Our Heavenly Father has given His children two lines of communication with Him—what we may call the personal line and the priesthood line. All should understand and be guided by both..."
Dallin H. Oaks
From the General Conference talk by Dallin H. Oaks entitled Two Lines of Communication
# 3
"We have a sacred responsibility to fulfill the threefold mission of the Church—first, to teach the gospel to the world; second, to strengthen the membership of the Church wherever they may be; third, to move forward the work of salvation for the dead."
Ezra Taft Benson
From the Ensign article by Ezra Taft Benson entitled A Sacred Responsibility
# 4
"so, there are my “Four Bs for Boys”: Be Smart, Be Fair, Be Clean, Be True. God has given you his holy priesthood. May you walk as young men so endowed"
Gordon B. Hinckley
From this General Conference talk by Gordon B. Hinckley entitled Four B's for Boys
# 5
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliverdst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Matthew 25: 19-21
# 6
Six tips for successful scripture study
1. Pray and seek the spirit
2. Look at maps
3. Look for lists
4. Look for patterns and repitition
5. Look for commandments and promised blessings
6. Look for personal application
From this youth article on lds.org entitled Six Tips for Successful Scripture Study.

Along with the spiritual thoughts I wrote up, I enclosed a picture of the kids, and a sweet treat in each of the envelopes. I also put a message in envelope #1 explaining.
If you do enclose a treat you will need to go to the post office to get special stamps, and make sure your treat is thin. I put Giradelli Chocolates, which he loved, but they were too thick and ended up having to be sent all together in a large postal envelope instead of seperately. I suggest something like and airhead, piece of gum, or chocolate coin. Just don't seal them till you get to the post office so that you can swap them out if something is too think. I think they said the envelope had to be under a 1/4 of an inch thick.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Snail Mail

Email is good but post is better!
Our family has started a goal to write once a week.
Only once a month or less for each family member.
It is daunting and I can't say our goal will be successful each and every week.
But were striving for it.
I am getting ready for my snail mail this month and have been gathering ideas!
Instead of trying to bust out my letter and whip it off asap.
I am doing my best to prepare.
Meaning I am making a "to write..." list, that I keep up to date with things that
I find myself thinking "I wish he was here so I could share this with him..."
Sometimes it is goofy dreams, funny commercials, conversations with my kiddos,
or endearing stories I enjoyed via friends/family/church/internet,
even updates on children likes and dislikes are fun.
I find a few momentos is always fun to send along to your missionary.
With a little story or message connecting it.
Here are some ideas:
A lucky penny we found.
A stick of gum I've been craving.
A Mormonad I liked.
A coupon or Gift Card to share.
Confetti to share news, big or small.
A printed comic strip for a laugh.
A bookmark, or ribbon for scriptures.
A few pebbles collected by my son.

My Mom enjoys sending the weekly weather report in her email to my brother. He loves it, and it is fun for him and my Mom, it makes them both feel a little more connected. And when my Mom forgot one week, he mentioned how much he missed it. Because lets face it, it's not like he looks it up on his own. So my Mom's weekly weather is a good basis for him to the week that helps prepare him. And it reminds him Mom is "ever watchful"!
Do you have any ideas of what to send in an envelope to your missionary?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Missionary Bike Countdown

This is the first of a few Missionary Countdowns that I am making. Notice there are Elder and Sister versions.
Enjoy these FREE Printables. To give to your missionary or keep for yourself as a helpful way to mark down the days, before you see them :)

To print click on the PDF download below each image.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 4th. Wrapped and Sent.

Just in time for the Fourth of July, we wanted to share the package we sent last week to our missionary. We got to make and send this package together as sisters and enjoyed every minute of it.
You will notice we sent our very own patriotic printable and the rockets we posted about before. Check it out here!


We also sent our missionary a set of


and BLUE items!

You can tell we had to stretch a little for some: by wrapping hand sanitizer in red tissue paper, or using silver/baby blue as "white", etc. Anyway we had a lot of fun and sure enjoyed putting it together.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sister Prints

Enjoy a few FREE printables I made for you, to delight your Sister with.
Let me know what you think!

Whether dressed up in a frame; or prints you surprise her with in a package creation, she will enjoy them all. What fun to have an interchangeable piece of inspirational art hanging from her walls.

Click on the link underneath the printable to download the PDF or Print.



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Or if you are interested in different colors of the print leave a comment and I will update this post with the new version!

 *If you have ideas to share, as always send us them in the Contact Tab at the top of the screen!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Red, White and Blue

It is Summer! At least here in the states. And for those of you who are thinking up extraordiary patriotic packages to send your missionary, I wanted to create a print for you to include. SO your missionaries can hang it proud! Enjoy!


Here are some ideas for packages that I found via pinterest, I am getting so excited to start putting our missionary's "Proud to Be an American" package together.

Prepacked Smores at The Old Hen
 Rocket Favors at Martha Stewart Living
  made from toilet paper rolls

 And check out this Patriotic Candy Cake at You Care Package
 for Red, White, and Blue candy ideas to include

We will be posting our Fourth of July, "Proud to Be an American", package that we create for our Oregon Elder, but until then I wanted to send a few ideas your way.

*If you have ideas to share, as always send us them in the Contact Tab at the top of the screen!