Quick Conversation: Sweet Treats Birthday Care Package
I love birthdays! I really do. I love mine. I love everyone else’s.
I couldn’t wait to pack a birthday care package of sweet treats for my Grandma, who turned 89 last week.
I stopped in at Harry & David and carefully selected some of my favorite things (and I hope she enjoys them too). Here’s what I picked up:
- Dried Apricots
- Deluxe Mixed Dried Fruit
- Vermont Maple Walnuts
- Pomegranate Vanilla Cashews
- Michigan Red Tart Cherry Conserve
- Oregon Strawberry Rhubarb Conserve
- California Apricot Conserve
- Apple Blueberry Fruit Butter
I also stopped to pick up tissue paper from Target and I found the perfect set!
Doesn’t that just scream birthday party? I loved it.
I always try to ship packages in a way that still gives that “just handed you a gift” feeling.
First, I carefully wrapped the fruit butter and conserves.
I then proceeded to turn those little jars into a birthday party explosion with that adorable tissue paper.
Now, it was time to safely tuck the conserves and fruit butter away for safe shipping.
I did the same for the flavored glazed nuts and dried fruits.
Once they were all safely tucked away I packed them for their little trip to the UPS store.
Isn’t that a birthday party in a bag!? I know it cheered me up. I hope it puts a smile on her face too!
The UPS Store rep bubble-wrapped those bags like crazy and they are on their way to Iowa.
Now, I do have to admit that part of the fun of care package shopping is picking up delicious treats for myself. I just couldn’t resist!
This is what I came home with:
I still haven’t had the opportunity to try any of them, but if I love them, you know you will be hearing about it!
I’d love to know…what do you put in your care packages or long-distance birthday gifts? I’m always looking for new ideas!