2/2/14

Be Mine/1 Year Package

Is it seriously already February? I swear yesterday was December 1st...
Time has been flying lately.
It's insanely awesome/incredibly scary all at the same time!

Anyways, I am SUPER excited about Hunter's Valentine's Day/ 1 Year Package!
Long Nights. Lots of Writing. Messy Room. Paper Cuts. Sticky Hands... 
But definitely worth it knowing that he will be smiling when he get's it!

 This is sweet Hunter when he got the Christmas package I sent him!
I'd do anything for that darling smile:)


{Seriously, the face of an angel...}

Like my Christmas package, I wanted to incorporate scripture-ish type stuff with it. 
He is a missionary after all;)

This is the finished box! I decorated the edges with this BEAUTIFUL silver sparkly tape I found in the Target dollar section. It's so pretty! I am very sad that I've gone to 3 different Target's and none of them had that tape. Lesson learned: STOCK UP.


Here are some of the things I put inside of it:
{Please note that some of the scriptures are EXTREMELY far-fetched/kind of don't make sense. But hey, I tried.}

1) Pens

{Missionaries can never have too many pens, right?}


Scripture: Isaiah 30:8
Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever.

2) Socks

{Hunter just LOVES sock. And he goes through them like crazy. I think I've only seen him wear socks without holes in them like twice...}


Scripture: 1 Samuel 2:9
He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness...

3) Snacks

{Hunter's only request since Christmas has been these crackers... He's so silly!}


Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:31
 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

4) Will you be my ValenTIEne?

{Totally thought of that on my own!}


5) 12 Letters of Love

{This was probably the most time consuming part. I pre-wrote 12 letters for Hunter to open throughout the next 12 months. They are only about a page long, but I tried to make them very sincere and special, and even ATTEMPTED to draw little pictures and what not.}




Here are the list of letters I wrote:

Open when...
 -You receive this package
-It's Valentine's Day
-You need a good laugh
-You need a spiritual lift
-You want a bedtime story
-You've hit your year mark
-You are having a rough time with your companion
-You are having a bad day
-You are feeling sick
-You need some love
-You are missing me
-You feel alone

6) 14 things I love about you

{I found this cute little mailbox in Target's dollar section! I wrote 14 things I love about Hunter on paper hearts and put them inside. There were a lot more than 14 so I had to be selective.}


7) A card with pictures inside

{Hunter and I have always made our cards for each other. They are a lot more special to us, and we both know that nobody else has a card like it! Please note how darling that silver sparkly tape is.}


 


P.S. For some reason I was having an off day and forgot how to smile...

8) Book of Mormon

{This is my favorite part of this package! Over the past year I've been reading and marking up some of MY favorite scriptures in yellow highlighter. I'm sending Hunter the same copy of the BOM but with an orange highlighter so he can mark HIS favorite scriptures. It'll be awesome to see what stood out to us when he gets back in a year!}


Attached to the front is a cute printable I found about Valentine's Day.


Here's the finished package with everything inside of it!


I love the cute boy and I hope he loves this package!
If there are an MG's reading this, please feel free to use/modify/add to any of these ideas.

P.S. Only 10 days until Valentine's Day & 23 days until Hunter's year mark!

:)