How wonderful it is to open a package assembled just for you by someone who means the world to you – even more so when that package is a surprise. Perhaps the best, though, is being the one who sends it.
Picking out items left and right until you curate the perfect mix for that special person. Wrapping every piece in the prettiest of paper, tying them tightly with natural string, placing them thoughtfully in a box, and shipping it all off as a wave of childlike giddy excitement fills you up.
This weekend, send a package to someone you care about. Send it for no reason at all – no reason other than that you’re thinking of him or her. Make that person’s entire day. Week. Month. A box filled with love is one of the most beautiful gifts to give. After all, it’s not really about the physical items within the box. It’s about the thought behind and the love put into each one.
Spend your morning picking out the perfect group of items – big or small. Give something you own, something you made, something you found, something you bought. Things that remind you of that recipient in one way or another. You don’t have to go crazy trying to find deep connections between each item and the person – just pick out whatever comes to mind; whatever feels right.
Find the sweetest boxes, pouches, tissue paper, and string you can get your hands on, and package each item separately; each in its own special way. Try to find colors and textures that work well together. Natural textures and earth tones are always my personal go-to. If the recipient is a lavender-lover, fill a sachet with dried lavender sprigs, and he or she will be greeted with the most beautiful scent upon opening the box.
Every package needs a handwritten note – something to tell the recipient why you’re doing this for them. It doesn’t have to be long. A simple “just because” will do.
No package is truly complete without a hand-decorated box, don’t you think? Whip out a big black marker and cover that package with whatever designs flow freely from your hands. This extra little detailing makes the whole experience just that much more special – for the recipient and for you.
This weekend, send a package to someone you care about. It might just become your new weekend ritual.