Sunshine Boxes (plus GIVEAWAY)

Hello and welcome. I’m so excited to be joining Jennifer for the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. I feel so blessed and honored to get to work with her on a weekly basis. Her talent is absolutely amazing…but her kindness? It makes my heart want to burst. She is always thinking of others and trying to brighten their day. I’m so proud of her and I appreciate her creating this challenge to add more kindness into this world. Kindness matters and she is a perfect example of that. Love you Jennifer!

So my favorite way to share kindness is to create Sunshine Boxes. I’ve put together a video sharing two boxes I made….

The first box is for a friend of mine who needed a little pick me up. I recycled a box from a recent My Favorite Things order because of the fun text on the packaging…

I used yellow duct tape to hide any text that I didn’t want to be seen and adhered a piece of patterned paper on top to write the recipient’s address on. When the box is opened, the recipient is greeted with THIS card…

All the information regarding this card can be found on THIS blog post. 
Here is a look at some of the goodies inside the first sunshine box…
I try to make every item practical. For example, I purchased a yellow towel to wrap the items in. Not only does this serve as a cushion for the items as it goes through the mail, but it ties in nicely with the bath sponge and candle. 
For more information about the speech bubble card set, click HERE
A closer look…
I wanted the next Sunshine Box to be geared towards kids and a little less expensive. I found a bright yellow lunch box at my local dollar store that I thought would be the perfect container….
Since I’m hand delivering this, I thought it would be fun to display the card in the handle of the lunchbox. Check out THIS blog post if you want more information on the card. 
Here are the goodies inside…
I like to include handmade items inside as well. I created a coloring book to use with the marker set included by stamping different images with black ink on to several tags. I used a book ring to keep them all together….a fun spin on a coloring book. 
Towards the end of the video, I also talk about products that would work well with creating Sunshine Boxes….
Sunshine Word Die by Simon Says Stamp can be found HERE
Sending Sunshine Stamp Set and Dies by WPlus9 can be found HERE

My Sunshine Stamp Set by Neat and Tangled can be found HERE
*Click HERE to see a card I created using this Neat and Tangled set.
My Sunshine Stamp Set by Mama Elephant can be found HERE

Happy Graduation by My Favorite Things can be found HERE
Glow Girl by Hero Arts can be found HERE

Remember, there are no rules when creating Sunshine Boxes. You can go elaborate or really simple. It’s the thought that counts! I hope this inspires you to create a sunshine box. Remember to use #sharehandmadekindness when sharing on social media.

Now let’s continue the celebration of spreading kindness with a GIVEAWAY….

I have put together a crafty sunshine box for one lucky winner!  Leave a comment below telling me your favorite way to spread kindness. You have until Saturday, November 14th at midnight EST to enter. Good Luck. 
Thanks so much for stopping by. Now go spread some sunshine. 🙂



  1. Kit
    November 16, 2015

    I missed the giveaway deadline but I just wanted to say how much I love your boxes and ideas for them. Thank you.

  2. Christy Q
    November 15, 2015

    Wow! What a great idea – I love how you tied everything into the theme. These packages would definitely bring a whole lot of happiness to the recipient! I like bringing in fresh baked goodies and surplus veggies (when in season) to my colleagues at my office. They are all so appreciative of everything I bring in as we have a great little family at work. Thank you for your awesome generosity (and inspiration).

  3. theliannais
    November 14, 2015

    This is so cute! I like to spread kindness in small little ways that show someone that I've been paying attention and thinking about them– like remembering to ask how an event went, sending good morning texts, sending nice emails, or a surprise friendship card in the mail.

  4. suzy0820
    November 14, 2015

    Love this idea!!! Other than trying to smile at people/ giving compliments, I also like sending handmade cards out. Thanks…

  5. Kailash
    November 13, 2015

    I love to make cards and spreading love by giving hugs! Thank you for being so generous and sweet with this giveaway!

  6. Janet
    November 13, 2015

    I spread sunshine by making cards. I do this with elderly people in nursing homes I have one in particular in the memory card area. It brings lots of smiles to there faces and this brightens my day very much. Thank you for the chance to win the sunshine box!!!!


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