Thinking of you boxes

I saw these boxes on another blog a few years ago. It is a great and simple way to celebrate friends birthday’s when you can’t be with them, not to mention they are serious fun to make! I bought some craft boxes at the store and customized them will mini notes and special envelopes with confetti, inside jokes and trinkets that I thought they would love. For my friend Carla’s birthday I wrapped up confetti, mini happy birthday banners, balloons and birthday candles as well as mini bottles of liquor and a framed pictures of us. Each piece was wrapped uniquely which gave her a few moments of birthday fun while she unwrapped each little trinket. I also included a hand-made ticket for a Face Time date night.

I customized one for my besties Sandy. Her box had a box of cheese-its (it’s a long story), some home-made cookies, nail polish, a notepad with her name on it, and of course some notes and personal mementos from the last 20 years of our friendship.

And these boxes are not just for birthdays they are a great way to show long-distance loved ones that you care. Last year I sent my then boyfriend, now fiancé a box while he was out of town traveling for work. I secretly tracked down his hotel address, and mailed him a box of Hershey Hugs and Kisses and a stash of his favorite snicker doodle cookies.


It is the little things that you can do to show someone that you care… and this one is also really fun to make!

Thinking of You box- Shopping list

  • Washi tape (assorted colors)
  • Colored envelopes
  • Birthday candles
  • Balloons
  • Confetti- or you can make your own J
  • Assorted candy/treats
  • Framed photo
  • Small trinkets
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