January 14, 2011
Make It : An Overseas Care Package
Posted by Laura Kaesshaefer
My little brother is leaving tomorrow to study abroad for the semester, so my sister and I put together a travel-themed care package for him. We sent it over a few days early so it would be waiting for him when he gets there.
If you have seen the new February issue of Living, you’ll recognize the card below as an adaptation of Steph’s clever “Chain Letters” project in Good Things. We had so much fun filling each envelope with little travel-themed presents, notes, and reminders of home. I hope he likes it!
1 I attached the envelopes with glue and let them dry. I then lined the envelopes with scraps of pretty map paper.
2 We stenciled the envelopes with letters corresponding to days of the week, so he can open one each day during the first week he is there.
4 We filled each day with a different item—a Wallpaper guide (the best!), a map, blank stationery to write home with, a calling card, and notes from my family.
6 The finished package—complete with the card, lined moleskin notebooks (and some of his favorite American junk food!).
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