A Box of Sunshine to Brighten Your Day

This time of year can be extremely difficult for a college freshman.  I remember this from my early days of being away from home.  What better way to brighten any student’s day than a fun care package?  I recently decided to send a Box of Sunshine to a friend’s daughter who started school far from home this fall.  Here is what I put in it:

  • Yellow Paper Straws
  • Chapstick
  • Travel Size Hand Sanitizer
  • Bracelet
  • Loofah
  • Travel Size Body Wash
  • Yellow “Anything is Possible” Journal
  • Yellow Highlighters (because we all know every college student needs these)
  • Post its
  • Juicy Fruit Gum

My very favorite find for this ‘Box of Sunshine’ was this super cute journal!


Once I had everything in the box (quick tip – put anything liquid in a plastic bag before shipping), I wrapped it in yellow tissue paper.

And topped it with a cut-out sun, on which I wrote “A box of sunshine to brighten your day.”


I had seen this fun idea on Pinterest a couple of years ago, and did one for my sister in-law at that time too.  Each time it was such a fun way to bless them!

What are your favorite care package ideas?  Share in the comments below!!

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