1.31.2011

kiddie care packages


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. :)

21 comments:

  1. I'm under 5 foot does that count as eligible for a kiddie package? I remember *wooly willie* from long ago years and always enjoy a beautiful, yummy cookie!

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  2. I think you must be the perfect pseudo-aunt ever. They will LOVE these, how sweet of you to send them! <3

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  3. Thanks for setting the valentine package bar so high for the rest of us...
    I'm glad you've found another outlet for the valentine indulgences of your generous heart. Have fun!

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  4. in a word--- ADORABLE!!!

    they are going to love gabe's girlfriend and think she is just the COOLEST... and you know what? they'll be absolutely right. :)

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  5. Yep, just what Micaela said!

    And those little mailboxes? Oh my! I want one!

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  6. Hmmm..... Suddenly the valentines aidan and I made this weekend look lame. Nicely done.

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  7. oh my goodness! this is so special!

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  8. I wish you were Noah's Auntie!
    Bethany, these are so cute! I adore them.

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  9. Wow - you really do wrap up the best packages Bethany! I would give anything at any age to have found a box like that in the mail!!

    I love finding things for our nieces and nephews and thinking of things to do with them - so much fun.

    xx

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  10. Those mailboxes are the best thing ever!

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  11. what a sweet and thoughtful gesture. oh my....how excited will they all be when these arrive in the mail!
    you are too cute
    xo.
    k

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  12. These are precious! Way to score some pseudo-aunt points with the kiddos!

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  13. Oh those lucky little ones! And I'm sure the parents will think you're the bees knees when they get them in the mail. You really do know how to do a care package...people should hire you. And those little mailboxes are the cutest! I bought a couple years ago, I'm so glad target keeps pumping them out. Infinite uses!

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  14. That little robot is just too cute!

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  15. This is so cute! I think I must do this for my apartment mates. Yes, I'm pretty sure 20 & 21 year olds are going to love this just as much. :)

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  16. Oh, such fun ideas!! Love it. :)

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  17. This is so sweet! This made me want to make sugar cookies and frost them :)

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  18. cuteness beth, complete cuteness (and i'm sure the kids are too!)

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  19. again - i can't say it enough - you are too amazingly creative!!!!! astounds me. love this. those kids are so lucky!!

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  20. This is so adorable an I am totally stealing this idea for my 3 neices and 3 nephews :)

    LB

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  21. You are soo cute! I can't believe you made these sweet little care packages and for such a small price too. I'm sure they will love them and you for eternity! x

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