Friday, February 24, 2012

Sunshine for the Soul

"There is sunshine in my soul today..." I've always liked this song, it's just so cheery and makes me happy, plus it was fun to play on the piano, too.  However, do you know someone who needs a little more sunshine in their life; someone having a hard time right now; or just someone who is still in the throes of winter and needs a little glimmer of spring?  I found this on Pinterest, again, one of the very first things I pinned.  When I saw it months ago, I immediately knew I had to do this for my friend who lives in Alaska, where the winter lasts forever, and the winter days are very short.

So here's my version:

I had so much fun shopping one day and just looking for anything yellow, orange, or tropicalish.  The party supply store was where I ended up getting most of it - the leis, little yellow guys, cookie cutter, sprinkles, and flip-flop straws (those were so cool!)  I lined a box with different shades of yellow paper and layered it all in there with orange and yellow tissue paper.  Then I whipped up a quick card to go with it.  Cloud/sky paper (I finally found a use for it, yeah!) and just scraps of yellow and orange paper.
I had so much fun with this project.  It probably brought more sunshine to my soul than to hers.  Try sending some sunshine in a box to someone you love.  I guarantee it'll leave you smiling and sunny, too.
 
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19 comments:

Full Circle Creations said...

What a great idea! I have family in Alaska that would love a treat like this!

Holly

Baye said...

This is a great idea. In fact, it's something I can do for a friend who's a bit down right now. Thanks for the idea.

momto8 said...

this would make someone happy!!

Anonymous said...

I love your box! I saw the same idea quite a while back and just recently sent a box of sunshine to my sister, too. She loved it! It's such a fun way to brighten someone's day, just out of the blue. Kindness...Pass it on! :)
Rachel S.

Robin Boyd Jackson said...

Thanks so much for linking this to my party! AND thanks for the idea. My daughter is a freshman at University and would love this package. I am heading to the dollar store TODAY for yellow goodies.

I am your newest linky follower.

~ robin

http://www.itsrobinwithani.com/

Ladybird Ln said...

What a great idea, sure to brighten anyones day! Thanks for showing off!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Brandi said...

This is such a sweet idea! You are so thoughtful to do this for your friend!

Katherines Corner said...

creative and thoughtful, I love it!

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

I looove this idea, had never seen anything like it before!

Kristin@gratefulbelly.com said...

Fun blog! I just became a follower and would love for you to stop by my brand new blog and follow me too :) Thanks!!

Ladybird Ln said...

PS, I am going to show this off later tonight!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Kathryn Pepper said...

So bright and happy! I love it! Thanks for linking it up at Cutesy Monday!

XO! Kathryn
destinationcraft.blogspot.com

Tales of a Trophy WIfe said...

That is such a great idea. One of my goals is to be more thoughtful- Pinning it.

Sara said...

This is adorable!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/02/turquoise-lovin-27.html

Shiloh said...

What a very fun idea! I bet they loved getting it.

Rachel said...

What a thoughtful friend you are!! So glad you shared this at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

AmieAnn said...

This is such a sweet idea and sure to brighten anyone's days! You are certainly a wonderful friend to have! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hIppo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

Kadie said...

What a wonderful idea!! I can think of a few ladies I know that could use some extra sunshine. Thanks for the great idea and for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday! I am featuring this on my facebook page.:)

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

I have always loved this sunshine in a box idea, too! :) Love how yours turned out. I just might have to make one of these for an aunt or uncle! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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