I might be using Gabriel for his adorable nephews + nieces.
Since I don't have any of my own yet, and my close friends are still holding out on kiddos, getting to meet the youngest members of Gabe's family over Christmas was such a treat. (I'm pretty careful about posting photos of others here, especially kids, so you'll just have to take my word for it.) Enormous smiles, loads of energy and lots of rock, paper, scissors with four to five year olds.
It will likely be June before I get to see them again, but I wanted them to know I loved meeting them...and how much their Uncle Gabe misses them, even though he's far, far away. So, with Valentine's Day upcoming, I made little care packages for the five youngest members of the family. (Sorry teens in the Contreras fam, but I'm certain you don't want a care package from your uncles weirdo girlfriend.)
Please forgive the fuzzy photos...this project was finished and photographed after the sun went to sleep.
Cost-wise, I think it broke out to about $4.50 per kiddo (mailing not included), and I snagged everything in the Target $1 aisle, or the party section...including the tin mailboxes ($1 each), with which I'm completely in love. My frosting skills may need some work, but what does a five-year-old care? A cookie is still a cookie.
Overall, I'm pretty pleased with my first ever attempt at kiddie care packages. :)