Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A special gift

This is a very special gift, that you can never see.
The reason it's so special is, it's just for you from me.

Whenever you are happy, or even feeling blue.
You only have to hold this gift, and know I think of you.

You never can unwrap it, please leave the ribbon tied.
Just hold the box close to your heart, it's filled with love inside.

This poem is printed on card stock paper, tied with a ribbon, and wrapped around a little white box that has been decorated with stickers and glitter.  Actually, there are three boxes, decorated by three children, waiting to be delivered to three recipients.  

I hope I haven't ruined the receiving of the gift by posting this, but I thought it was such a cute idea that I had to share, and what better time than a week and a half before Christmas?

I found plain white jewelry boxes at Michaels for 99 cents each (if you have no craft store nearby, try a jewelry store).
Give your kids the plain box and any crafting supplies on hand - glitter, sequins, stickers, buttons, paper, etc.
Print the poem on sturdy paper, hole punch one corner, and have your child sign their name.  Wrap the box with ribbon that has the poem attached and let them deliver their special gift with a hug.


  1. this is such a cute idea! I'm sure whoever the recipients are will definitely treasure this! can't beat the gift of love!

  2. Adorable! That would be the best most cherished gift! Love you guys!

  3. Flash from the past. I did the same boxes many years ago. I did mine out of painted wood blocks. Great job keeping the kids busy and they will be especially loved!

  4. These are SO sweet! Thank you for the great idea. You're such a good mama!