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


Christa said...

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

Unknown 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,

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

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!