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“I Love You More Than Polka Dots” Care Package

I love A a lot. I love him more than I love having my own bathroom, more than chocolate, more than trashy TV.  He knows that. And now, thanks to his most recent care package, he knows that I love him more than polka dots.<

I know. That’s a lot of love, especially for me.

My care package process is pretty much the same each time. I always cover the inside of the box so I have one more surface to decorate. Scrapbook paper works really well for this since it’s thick enough to keep the ugly brown of the box from showing through. I cut the paper to size and just use tape or glue dots to attach it to the box.

I broke out the fancy metallic Sharpies for this box. That’s how you know it’s true love.  Most of the time I hand-letter everything myself, but stickers would totally work well too!

As with every care package, I individually wrapped the items to make it more fun to open.  I like using brown paper because it goes with just about any color scheme/theme, but wrapping paper would be a lot of fun too.  I have a plan to use “Happy Birthday” wrapping paper for his care package in September.

To carry the polka dot theme throughout the entire box, I added either polka dot paper scraps or drew on my own polka dots. I don’t believe in subtlety when it comes to care packages.

This box included a lot of basics like:

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Baby wipes
  • Gatorade
  • Nutella
  • Girl Scout cookies
  • A towel
  • Trail mix

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