Easter will be here before we know it! If you have a loved one deployed, in training, or simply far away, why not send them a care package for this lovely pastel holiday? Everyone loves a surprise, and holiday care packages are so much fun to make!
My husband and I were long distance during Easter last year, and I decided to put something a little different in the plastic Easter eggs I sent him. I still loaded his box with plenty of candy, but they weren’t in the eggs. Instead, I cut out 50 strips of paper and wrote a different reason why I love him on each one. I folded and rolled up each of them and placed 5 reasons in each egg (that way I only had to send him 10 plastic eggs).
I totally feel weird that you just read some of those, but whatever. This is why you and I are friends, right?
Okay so the next thing I did was wrap a box in pastel blue paper (this was the only color of paper I had in my dorm room, but other Easter colors would look fabulous!) and decorate the inside of the box. I just used a sharpie to write “Happy Easter,” “Muah,” “Christ is Risen,” (let’s not forget the reason for the season, here!!) and “I love you” on pieces of white paper that I glued to the flaps. I also drew an Easter bunny and a cross, then used some of my roommate’s crayons to make it a little prettier. Easter-themed scrapbook stickers or print-outs would be a great alternative if you don’t like your handwriting!
Next, I placed some cheap Easter grass in the bottom of my box. Then I just filled it with the eggs and candy! I used a lot more candy than what you can see here (including an M&M chocolate bunny—my husband’s favorite candy—as well as some other things, like protein bars), but I didn’t include them in the picture so you could see the eggs and Easter grass.
I also included a card, but I can’t remember if it was homemade or a store-bought Easter card. Not that it really matters :)
That’s about it!
Here’s a recap of the essential parts of this care package:
What are your care package ideas??