By: Merle O'Brien
(printed with permission)
PACKET GIFTS are fun sayings that go with the items listed. A fun way to give these "Packet Gifts" is to put them in a cute bag, a decorated box, backpack, vase, flower pot, etc...
Grandparents Gift Packet
Hand Lotion - to remind you that babies need lots of soft touches
Safety Pin - to help remind you to be safe
Lifesavers - to remind you that grandparents can be lifesavers
Small hand mirror - to remind you that you play a very important roll in the life of your grandchild!
Wipes - for cleaning up those little messes
Candle - to remind you, you will be the light of that child's eye
Peppermint - to remind you that you are worth a mint
Brag Book - so you will always have your grandchild near
Sweet & Sour Candy - to remind you that every child can be both at any given moment
Clock - to remind you that time passes to quickly...enjoy every minute
Mounds Bar - for the mounds of wisdom you will pass on to your grandchild
Starburst - for that extra burst of energy when you wear out but they don't.
Hershey's Hugs & Kisses - because you deserve them~!
Recipe 4 Backpacker's Packet Kit
A fun way to give this gift, is to get a small fanny pack and put all these in it- be sure to add the cute comments to a card and attach it
to the item:)
Lifesavers - in case you fall into the water
Skittles - in case it rains, you can provide your own rainbow
cotton ball - to help soften the rough roads
Battery - so you can keep going and going and going and going
Popsicle Stick - in case you get an owie
Gum - to remind everyone to stick together
Quarter - so you can call for help
Sponge - in case it rains to soak it up
Fireball - for when you're burnt out
Map with your street circled - so you can always find home
Choc Covered Raisins (Animal Poop) - so you know what not to step in
Tums - for after the campfire food
A candle- to remind you to shine brightly.
A bandage- to fix things that just will not work.
Friendship Gift Packet
A toothpick - to help you "pick" out the good qualities in others and yourself
Lifesaver candy - to remind you of the many times others needed your help and you theirs
Hugs & Kisses - for when you need a hug
A puzzle piece - without you, your friends aren't complete
Button - to remind you to sometimes "button your lip"
Bandaid - for hurt feelings, yours or someone else's
Marbles - to replace the ones you've lost
Candle - for you to share your light
Tissues - to wipe the tears of joy and sadness
penny - so you'll never be broke
Mounds bar - for the "mounds" of love and support between friends
Gold thread - to remind you that friendship is the golden thread that ties together the hearts of everyone
rubberband - try to be flexible
eraser - to remind you that everyday you can start with a clean slate
Jewel - because you are as valuable as any precious stone!