The right reason to make a Sunshine Box became evident to me a few weeks ago when someone I work with really needed cheering up.
I have mentioned before that I work with an amazing team of people. Not too long ago we had a new member join our Customer Service team and it didn't take long for this lovely lady with an amazing spirit to become a much loved part of my working week but recently she needed a lift. What better way than with a Sunshine box.
I started looking for yellow "sunshine" items to put in the box and found
- Butterscotch Tim Tams
- Caramel Lindt Chocolate
- Honey, Lemon and Menthol drops
- Twinings Camomile, honey and Vanilla tea
- Yellow bodywash
- Yellow novelty shower scrub
- A yellow polka dot coffee mug
- Yellow lollies like bananas, yellow gummy bears and a variety of others (yes, I sat and picked out the yellow ones with a pair of kitchen tongs! and packaged them in a yellow box with cellophane and ribbon)
- balloons, yellow boa and a bobble headband (for fun)
Here is everything packaged in the box and all that was left was to do was decorate the outside of the box. I searched Pinterest for ideas and/or printable labels that I could use and then added some silk gerbera flowers that I deconstructed and attached to the box with buttons and ribbon and lastly tied it all together with a big yellow bow.
I wanted smiles, and didn't expect tears....oh no! But the smiles were soon back when the box was opened. You gotta smile when you open a box of sunshiny happiness.
oh Cath this was a wonderful idea and what a lovely friend you are.xxReplyDelete
I've never heard of a sunshine box but what a great idea !ReplyDelete
What a great idea thanks for sharing !!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
What a terrific idea...ReplyDelete
Who doesn't like to receive a gift ?
(and for no specific reason other than kindness. ;)
That is such a thoughtful thing to do - I am sure you have a friend for life now.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful gift to give your workmate and I'm sure by now your friend. Hugs.....ReplyDelete
What a lovely gesture! I am sure you did bring much sunshine to her life with such a thoughtful gift.ReplyDelete
Cath , that is one of the sweetest ideas I have ever seen and i have a friend who could use a sunshine box , thanks for the idea , I bet your friend was thrilled!ReplyDelete
What a great idea! Darling!ReplyDelete
What an awesome idea Cath! To be able to bring a little sunshine into someones life.ReplyDelete
That is an amazing idea and one I will keep stored
in my memory banks. I bet your work mate feels really
special, it was a kind gesture.
Such a good idea! Thanks for sharing. I think I will make up a couple of these to have on hand. Think I know where the first one is going now.ReplyDelete
So bright and beautiful and fun! I'm putting this on my Pinterest board for gift ideas.ReplyDelete