My girl, Tori, turned 21 last month. We knew she wouldn’t be able to come home to celebrate her birthday because of her volleyball schedule and we couldn’t go see her because we were heading to Florida on her birthday. (Trip couldn’t be changed!) Birthdays are a big deal in our family so I planned to send Tori “21 Things on your Birthday” Care package. For all you mamma’s that have kids in college, this is a great way to celebrate them when miles separate you!! It totally surprised her which was even more special. She woke up at 6:00 am to open her gift and absolutely loved it!
Every time I went shopping, I would look for some of Tori’s favorite things, or things that reminded me of her. It was so much fun gathering different items. After everything was purchased, I labeled every item with a gift tag and a number. Some were serious and some were cheesy.
For example: smore’s candy bar: We love you s’more! Mint gum: you are a breathe of fresh air! Twizzlers Candy: You’re sweet! Pens: You have written on our hearts! Lipstick: Remember, lipstick makes everything better! Other items that I included: Nail polish, file, lip gloss, straws, bracelet, smash journal set, pancake mix, tea, lotion, washi tape, candy, and a cute colander for her new home. I put everything in a box. I also put in a card and Visa gift card for her “real” gift. I added a package of mini-party hats so she could wear that evening. I wrote a note explaining the gift, just in case she didn’t understand why everything was numbered. I think it was a great way to celebrate our sweet girl on her birthday!
Tori, you are beautiful inside and out. You brighten up a room when you enter. You’ve grown so much in the last several years and we are so proud of you. We love you so much!!
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