Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Care Package Project: December

The Care Package Project Revolution of 2014 is coming to a close, and I have mixed feelings about that. On one hand, I'm kind of glad. You'd think sending fun packages wouldn't be stressful, but it kind of is, thanks to my self-imposed deadlines and the fact that 1/4 of our packages had difficulty in transit. (I'm still bummed Nicole never got hers.) But on the other, it was really fun. I like putting together packages. I think I'd just like putting together packages more without a deadline.

But as I've said before, no one said the Revolution was going to be easy.

This month, our CPP recipients are two girls whose names we picked from our church's giving tree. We always pick girls because--hello--we have girls. I don't know, that's my logic, and I'm aware it's completely unfair to the fellas, but them's the breaks.

Our girls are ages 11 and 5. Hey, that's close to our own age gap!

For the 11-year-old: Craft kits, chocolate Santas, a hat and gloves.

For the 5-year-old, a singing Dora,
chocolate Santas... and a hat and gloves!
P.S. I really should have straightened my bedspread
before taking this. It looks terrible.

The Dora was the easy part--I just went to the toy aisle and paid attention to what the little girls were playing with. :) The rest of it was harder. I almost went for straight up art supplies, because that's what my girls would have wanted, but in the end settled for craft kits. The chocolate is for obvious reasons, and I figured everyone can use a new hat and a pair of gloves.

All wrapped and ready to go!

Skilly is mildly concerned about the tree in our living room.

Upside: Since we deliver the packages ourselves (or, I should say, Eric and Abby generally do), we'll know they actually arrive as scheduled... this weekend. Yay us! Going out on a win!

So I can't say that we will regularly have Care Package Projects in 2015, but I also can't say the CPP is going away forever because we still have people on our list. Who knows? Maybe I'll miss it so much that it will end up being 2015's revolution, too.


Anonymous said...

I just know I was sooooo happy to be a recipient this year! Thank you again.

Trisha Walker said...

:) That was one of my favorite CPPs this year!