I know what you’re thinking.
“Rachel, it’s only January. We haven’t even had Valentine’s Day yet. What the heck are you doing talking about St. Patrick’s Day?”
And ordinarily, I would agree with you, but when you operate in the care package world you have to think ahead! Shipping a care package overseas can take anywhere from 7 days to 3 weeks so planning a month in advance is really a necessity.
“But Rachel, everything in the store is still pink and heart-shaped. I can’t put together a St. Patrick’s Day box yet!”
Oh dear reader, never fear! I have you covered with my St. Patrick’s Day care package set that’s already available in my Etsy shop!
I took a lot of inspiration from our recently trip to Ireland for this care package set. Even though we went in November, everything was so vibrant and green. Everywhere we went the grass was picture perfect. My husband, who is in charge of the lawn here at home, couldn’t get over it! There’s even a Johnny Cash song called “Forty Shades of Green” all about their landscape. After our visit, I totally get why.
I knew this care package needed to have as many shades of green as possible, and while I wasn’t able to get 40 in there, I got quite a few!
The bottom of the box incorporates at least three shades of green all by itself. As soon as I found the mini shamrock paper, I knew that it needed to be the bottom of the box. I loved the green-on-green and since I knew the overall design was going to be heavy on shamrocks, it fit perfectly.
A holiday care package designed by yours truly isn’t complete until there is at least one play on words in the design. Well this one has two! The first is the green text on the bottom paper. Instead of “I wish you”, it’s “Irish you,” get it? I know, it’s a little cheesy, but it was too good to pass up.
For the flaps, I chose a much brighter green as the background. It’s actually almost the exact same shade of green as the mini shamrocks in the bottom paper. Here is where I went a little crazy. I added a second play on words and used glitter paper for the text.
Eeek! I know, glitter seems to be the kryptonite to almost everyone out there (including my husband), but I love it and it’s very festive. Luckily this paper doesn’t shed glitter as easily as some other papers do so I think you can get away with sending it. I like the simplicity of the flaps because they really allow the theme to pop.
This St. Patty’s Day care package may only cover four shades of green, but your loved one’s co-workers will be green with envy watching him/her open it. You can purchase it right now in my Etsy shop for $15 with free shipping! The sooner you order, the faster it will ship and you can get started filling your box with all sorts of goodies.
If you’re stuck on ideas for contents, don’t worry! All of my care package flaps come with a card listing out content ideas. I will also have a blog post all about what to put in a St. Patrick’s Day care package later next month.
Want even more care package ideas? I’m giving away 165+ ideas (plus what to put in them) here.