Birthday Photo Book
This is a fun thing to put together for your missionary's birthday!
First, get a small photo album that holds 4x6 prints. Mine held 42 prints.
Second, make a sign that says "Happy Birthday Elder ___!" with your elder's name on it. Take it everywhere with you for a few weeks before you need to send your package! I took mine to family dinners, football games, church meetings, and out in the neighborhood. Take a photo of family members, friends, pets, neighbors, favorite teachers, etc. each holding the sign.
Print the photos. I slid one into a page and then wrote on a 4x6 card some info about that person and what is going on in their life right now and any messages they wanted me to pass on to him.
I slid that card into the pocket across from the photo.
Next, wrap it up and send it in your birthday box!
I filled the box with a cookie mix, cake mix, frosting, candles, birthday plates, birthday napkins, birthday cups, and a simple decoration - all from the dollar store.
We "Cereals-ly" Miss You!
All missionaries love their cereal!
Send boxes of cereal, along with plastic spoons and paper bowls, so that they can enjoy a late snack without having to do dishes.
Cute presentation! I love the little boxes of cereal.
*Update: This was a VERY popular package with the whole apartment!
Here's the Scoop...You're Great!
Take a dollar store ice cream scoop, boxes of waffle ice cream cones, lots of colored sprinkles, and add a big jar of chocolate sauce.
Pack it along with a note for your elder
"Just add ice cream!"
It will definitely brighten their day!
Here's a packaging idea for it:
Again, you can find a lot of these items at dollar stores!
You can find lots more ideas on my missionary pinterest board!