February 20, 2014

Valentine's Hugs and Kisses

My oldest son just left on an LDS mission for our church a week before Christmas!  He will be serving in Helsinki Finland for 2 years.  While he was in training in the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah I sent Valentine's treats for him and some other missionaries in classes with him.

So to understand the meaning behind this label, you have to understand missions.  Missionaries for our church put aside dating, and anything associated with it for 2 years while they serve.  No girls, no hugging, and especially no kissing!  ;)  XOXO  But to make sure they still feel loved on Valentine's Day, I made this label:
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 And if you don't have a missionary, but want to send a care package to someone, or just give a treat to someone special, I created one for you also! (above)

To send them, I printed a bunch of them about 5 1/4" wide on photo paper, cut them out, and put the tag inside a snack-sized baggie with Hershey's Hugs and Kisses chocolates.
And here's what else went into the package:
Front and back.

I have to give credit for the rest of the package ideas to my friend Cherylann and her blog Missionary Mail.  This is a GREAT blog to go to for ideas for sending any type of care packages.  I got the Pringles container idea and the conversation hearts printable there.  Be sure to check it out!

I love being a missionary mom, and will surely be posting more missionary ideas!