It seems like there has been a rash of hard times and bad news popping up lately. It’s terrible when you hear wrenching news that you can do absolutely nothing about. The kind of news where you just don’t know if there is anything that you can do or say that could possibly help the situation and not just make it worse.
I like to think, however, that there is always something you can do–even if it’s just some very small act of kindness to let someone know that they are not alone. So lately when I’ve been hearing these things that make my heart sad I’ve been trying to reach out in love with a “Thinking of You” Gift!
Of course there are a million cards out there that express sentiments along these lines–but when awful news comes I think bringing something a little more personal is appropriate and appreciated! You probably know that there are all kinds of free printables on the internet for things like baby showers and birthday party invitations. Printable labels and invitations can be used for so much more than just what you might first think of, however!
I found these super cute lady bug labels and knew they would be perfect for what I needed. While they would make super cute labels, as they were originally meant for, I thought that they’d make equally as cute cards! The first step was to print them out on some nice card stock I had left over from my paper scrapbooking days. (Don’t mind the stripes–that’s my printer running out of ink, not the image quality!)
Next I took some mini card stock and folded it in half, then glued the label onto it in the center. A few dots and words later and Ta Da! A super cute, super easy card that feels so much more personal for a fraction of the price! This would be a great craft for your child to do as well–and I actually let Amber help design the card similar to this that we’ll be giving to my mom!
If you’re feeling inspired be sure to check out Print My Baby Shower for some printables to use for yourself! You can even get $3 off any printable theme package using the following coupon code: rm5s
Now that I had the card taken care of it was time for the goodies! I recently got the chance to try out Infuse Your Mood Tea by Sun Chlorella. They have a variety of all natural, energy and mood boosting products and I’ve really enjoyed their soothing, mild tea! To me it would be absolutely perfect for anyone who’s going through a very stressful, rough patch in life. This is because it uses the safe, balanced power of the adaptogen, eleuthero, so you can enjoy a sharper mind, tranquility and potent, safe energy with every sip–sounds just like what the Dr. ordered!
I recently ran across this “tea cup” that I just couldn’t resist and it ended up being just perfect for my basket with a few Infuse Your Mood Tea packets tucked inside!
And honestly in my opinion cookies make *everything* in life a little bit better! So to top of my gift to perfection I added several of my Ultimate Chocolate Cookies (click there for the recipe–now printable!)
Put it all together in a cute little basket and Volia! The Perfect Thinking of You Gift!
What is your favorite thing to give as a “thinking of you” gift? Leave me a comment and let me know!