Every month I am sending a care parcel to my daughter while she is on her mission. Each parcel will have a theme and spiritual messages along with that theme.
January - New Year, Resolutions, Fresh Starts (spiritual), Burns supper (cultural),
February - Valentines, Love (spiritual)
March - 100 days, April fools (cultural), General Conference (spiritual),
April - Easter (spiritual)/Jump Day Package
May - Fishers of Men, Rub a bub bub
June - Here comes the SON,
July - HUMP Package, Summer care package
August - P Day Package, Cookie Care Package
September - Birthday, I'm nuts about you, Halloween, Autumn
October - Halloween (cultural), General Conference,
November - 5th Nov, Thanksgiving, Jump Day/Ice ice Babe
December - Christmas, Hogmanay,
January - Out of the Blue, Snowstorm in a box, Love you snow much
February - Valentines
March - Orange you glad, Rise and Shine Package,
April - Coming Home Package, Return Missionary Package
Monday, 12 January 2015
|Sister a (front left) Ruth's companion at mtc and sister b and Sister c|
|Sisters at mtc Preston England at the same time as Ruth|
|Outside Preston Temple Ruth's companion Sister a and Sister b and Sister d|
|Christmas morning 2014 Ruth and her companion Sister Warren|
|Working hard or recovering from working hard Ruth and her companion Sister Warren|
|Ruth and Sister Warren at a Christmas market|
|More MTC fun|
|Sister Warren and ruth|
|Sister Warren and Ruth|
|Ruth converting Sister Warren to Scottishness|
|Christmas tree 2014|
|modelling pressies from christmas 2014|
|more pressies and more modelling|
|just loving the scarfs|
|evidence of snow in England|
Monday, 5 January 2015
One thing about creating themed care packages is that they have to be prepared at least a month in advance in order to get the package completed packaged and posted to arrive in time so sometimes it can be hard to gather things in time so you have to be a little more creative.
Friday, 2 January 2015
I thought it might be a good idea to send Sister Peden some hair tips that she could do for herself which would help on bad hair days and so did a little research and made up some cards which I laminated. I send her one a month and she can gather them all together into a collection she can keep and review anytime.
Christmas Preparation and Planning starts out with a planner.....
And starts BEFORE the decorations come down at the end of the previous Christmas. This allows you to go through the decorations get rid of broken items take note of what needs to be replaced, note what you have and where you will store it for the year so you will be able to find it again next year.
The planner I have chosen to use for Christmas Planner 2015 is.....
I selected 2015 calendar page to complete the planner
Thursday, 1 January 2015
I chose to theme my care package on Hogmanay (New Year's Eve, Fresh Starts for the New Year and Burn's Supper so Ruthie can share her Scottish culture with her companion, investigators and members.
We made up some count down packages with things like glow sticks, straws, party Hats, drink umbrellas, bubbles, and party poppers. On each package I put a printable that I can found HERE.
I also gave a few printables with explainations of our Scottish cultural practices for example Hogmanay, First Footing, singing Auld Langs Syne (with translation)
I enclosed things like Fresh toothpaste, toothbrushes, extra fresh gum, mints and my favourite vanish washing powder to rescue and freshen her washing.
|printable can be found HERE|
|Printable can be found HERE|
I also included a talk called The best time to Plant Trees by President Uchtdrof which is based on fresh starts and not looking back
and a few new year printables.
A tin of Haggis (you can't have burns supper without haggis) a copy of Address to a Haggis (and translation) and the Selkirk Grace and a few Scottish themed cartoons for fun.
Finished off with a new photograph we had taken just before Ruth left on her mission and personal letters
I decorated the box by painting the box black and using clip art and double sided sticky tape.