Friday, February 6, 2009

"Family Survival Kit" for Valentine Day...

Over the next couple of days I am going to share a couple of simple, cheap gift ideas for your family members for Valentine Day. These ideas can also be used for other days, just to simply remind each other that we love them or that we are thinking about them. When my children were in Highschool (incredibly difficult time whether we realize it or not) I would sneak treats into their lockers just to let them know that their Daddy and I loved them. And if I knew certain friends were having a hard time I would do the same for them just them an encouraging word. It was a little effort on my part, a little money every once in a while, but it meant the world to them. Also, more importantly I was training them to walk in the footsteps of our Jesus Christ, To Encourage One Another!
I Love this "Families Survival Kit" because it reminds us of simple ways to help each other out as a family and you know, it really is that simple to love one another! I hope you will consider making this as a gift to your family for Valentines Day! They will love it and it will provide a good laugh together also! Also, can you imagine sending them to read this when they get into trouble?
A Families Survival Kit
* A Toothpick to pick out the good qualities in others!
*An eraser to remind us that everyone makes mistakes!
*A crayon to color our day cheerful!
*A marble for when we have lost ours!
*A puzzle piece to remind us that we need each other to make our family complete!
*A Smartie to help us on those days when we don't feel so smart!
*Dove Promises because we were on God's mind when He promised to take care of each of our needs!
*A Snickers to remind us to laugh!
*Starbursts to remind us to shine for Jesus!
*A Star to remind us to always do our best and reach for the sky!
*A Happy Face to remind us to Smile, Smile, Smile!
*A Tootsie Roll to remind us not to bite off more than we can chew!
*A Bandage to mend hurt feelings!
*A Kiss and a Hug to remind each of us that we are loved!
*Peanuts to remind us that it is OK to be a little nutty sometimes!
*And a jar to help us keep it All together!


RR Mama said...

This is a great idea! I might have to copy it. I haven't gotten the boys anything!

Mary said...

Oh this really is cute Yvette!!!
Love it!!!

kathy said...

YVette - I e - mailed you about the Stamp show - __ SAT AND SUNDAY AT the Gwinnett Fairgrounds -
site SAT 10-5
Sunday 11-4-- Not sure if you got it or not -- it is on Sugarloaf parkway - Lawrenceville -- usually a very good one !!
Kathy - ga

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Cute idea! :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I love this. How clever!

A Dancing Mango said...

I absolutley love this Yvette!
Do you mind if I were to post this on my blog after valentines day?
Wow.. What a meaning and wonderful for families!

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