Monday, September 14, 2009
One of my favorite gifts to give is a "Survival Kit". There are kits for every occasion. I go to my local hardware store and buy an empty paint can, cover it with nice scrapbook paper or wrapping paper and decorate the can using scrapbook materials, ribbon and stamps. I bought a stamp set at www.cdstamps.com that is a survival kit stamp set and makes it a snap to put together! I buy the little goodies and put a tag on each one. Fill the bottom of the can with paper grass and fill it up with the goodies and tags. Make sure to tie a paint can opener with a ribbon to the outside of the can. I have many survival kits in my repertoire but here are a few of my favorites....
A Survival Kit for Motherhood
Band aid: To fix hurt feelings.
Tissue: To fix hurt feelings.
Cotton Swab: To clean out little ears....for better listening.
Marble: For when you've lost yours.
Rubber Band: To stretch you beyond your limits.
Sweet and Sour Tarts: A reminder that the good comes with the bad, but the good overcomes!
Button: A reminder to button the lips and count to 10 when angry.
Lifesaver: For when you have had one of those days!
Toothpick: To pick out the good in trying situations.
Star: To remember how motherhood makes us SHINE!
Flower: To remember that the dandelions our little ones pick for us mean more than a lavish bouquet of roses.
Glitter: For a glimpse of how the world looks through a child's eyes.
Candy Hug and Kiss: For the little ones...to make everything all right!
Marriage Survival Kit
Dove "Promises": For your promise to love, cherish and honor each other.
A poem: To share the beauty of words.
Skittles: For the rainbow of excitement you share.
Popcorn: Because you keep "popping" into each others thoughts.
Sweet and Sour Candy: To help you appreciate the differences in each other.
Crayons: To color your days bright and sunny.
Candy Hugs and Kisses - To remind you that someone loves you and to give this to one another.
Cotton balls -- To help soften the rough times.
Eraser -- To remind you that every day you can start with a clean slate.
Paper Clip -- To help keep things together.
Starburst -- To give you a "burst" of energy on the days you don't have any.
Bubble Bath -- Take a few minutes for yourself and relax.
Peppermint Patty -- For the "cool sensations" you give each other.
A Candle (or a lighter) -- For "lighting up" each other's life.
A Match -- Because you are a perfect "match".
A Pack of Gum -- You "chews" each other for life.
A Tissue -- To wipe away your tears of joy.
A Knotted String -- To unite your love and commitment to each other.
A Stick Of Gum -- To remind you to stick with it.
A Chocolate Kiss -- To remind you that someone cares.
Smarties -- To help you on days when you don't feel so smart.
Lifesaver -- To remind you that everyone neds help once in a while.
A Snickers Bar -- To remind you to see the funny side -- there is one!
A Rose -- To remind you to take time to smell the flowers.
Confetti -- To help you celebrate the good times.
A Penny -- With thanks for sharing your thoughts.
A Bag --To help you keep it all together.
A Survival kit for the "Tool Man"
You can either use all tools cut out of fun foam, or you could buy cheap plastic toy tools and put them in a plastic tool box.
Hammer -- To help you hammer away frustrations.
Ruler -- Remember the Golden Rule.
Saw -- Something to do with cut or sawing away something.
Tape Measure -- To make sure you measure up to expectations.
Screws -- When life gets screwy, rember I'm here for you.
Nails -- To help you nail down the solution.
Router -- To make things groovy.
Plane -- To smooth out trouble spots.
Chalk Line -- To help keep you on the straight and narrow.
Glue -- Love is the glue that holds a family together.
Vice Grips -- To help you grab a hold of your dreams and hang on.
Idea by jazbo and shared on the Craft Sayings Board: http://www.voy.co
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