box full of sunshine

When we were on vacation, I got the news that my friend’s mother had sadly lost her battle with cancer. Since I wasn’t home to attend any of the services, I wanted to do something for my friend and her family. I stumbled on this idea on Pinterest the other night and knew I had to make my very own Box Full of Sunshine! You can find the original post here.

This thing was so much fun to put together! I had to stop myself from buying because I was outgrowing my box! It’s amazing what you will find at the store when you are strictly looking for one color packaging. Grace helped me pick all of this stuff out. Everything was purchased at Target. The white box is actually from Baby GAP and was the perfect size. If this didn’t work, I was going to stop at AC Moore for a basket. I think that would look really cute too.

My friend Kate has two young children so I wanted to put in lots of fun stuff for them. You can’t see everything because I had to layer some stuff (and hid the sketch books because gasp – they weren’t yellow. But every kid needs a new sketchbook with a fresh box of crayons!)

Included in the box:

box of crayons
Curious George book
ducky bubbles
Easter chick hand towels
golden Oreo cakesters
lemon hand soap
lemon soy candle
M&M tin
pairs of yellow sunglasses for each kid
Pictionary card game
Pop Rocks in a yellow Easter egg
Robin Egg gumballs
sketchbook for each kid
Subway card
two pack of card games: Go Fish and Slapjack
Wonka Easter-colored Nerds
yellow cupcake liners
yellow Funfetti cake mix
yellow Peeps

…plus curling ribbon, paper sun and little sign.



Yummy candle.


Hand towels and hand soap for Mom.


Thank you Subway for making your gift cards the perfect shade of yellow. :)


Paper sun I designed in Photoshop, printed and cut out.



Have a sunny day!

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