Thursday, January 17, 2013

Project Thursday: A 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.  

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.

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

Thanks for reading along,


Unknown said...

This is too cool! Such a great idea!!

Sheri Gilson said...

What a super super FUN idea!! I bet your nephew and his(roomies) were over joyed!! :)

a-wire said...

Great idea! I need to do this!

LORi said...

Seriously, such a fabulous idea Karina!! You are so smart and clever!! You are so right about not enough food or money...I would have loved having you for an aunt when I was in college! Bravo on another awesome Project Thursday!! Big Hugs!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful. Like the stress ball Koala. I'm always mailing care pkgs to my daughter that is a junior in college.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cathy Spicer said...

This is such an AMAZING idea!! I have a niece in college who would LVOE to get such a wonderful box of sunshine. I know she already loves the random cards I send, but this would be even more fun!! I'm running to the store and totally CASEing this idea. My mind is already racing with other color themes - Beat the Winter Blues, Orange You Glad Finals are Over, Tickled Pink to Be Your Aunt, and so on. THANKS for sharing!!!!

A Country Twinkle said...

What a sweet box of sunshine. I know your nephew will enjoy it especially since we are heading into a cold spell here in Pa.

AllisonG said...

What an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Shea said...

What a fantastic idea!! My darling daughter is a college student, though she lives in her own apt. about 5 minutes from me. Still, she's a college student, meaning she's always broke, and I know she'd LOVE something like this from me. What a fabulous idea! And thanks also to commenter Cat Spicer for her ingenious take on this idea. Thanks for sharing!!

Nancy said...

This is too cool! Such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing the idea with us!

Migdalia said...

This is so SWEET!Such a Fun idea!I love it!Love the theme of the color!!This is AWESOME!LOVE IT!!

Stacey Schafer said...

so wonderful! need to remember this one:)