Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Valentine Surprises

My daughter, Amby, and her husband, Nathan, live a LONG way away, so I like to send them packages in the mail. I love Valentines Day and they are both my valentines, so they got some crazy surprises.

Nathan is interested in horticulture and is very talented with growing herbs, flowers, etc, so his gifts were related to that. I went to Pike's Nursery on Hwy 280 and bought various kinds of seeds, a funky clay pot, soap and lotion designed for the gardener, and Jiffy Strips peat pots to start his seeds in.

I got Amby a knitting book with some projects that I thought looked fun, a heart charm for her charm bracelet, $20 Spanx hose, (which are supposed to be wonderful but I'm not impressed with them because I got runs in two different pair-that would be $40 for about 3 wearings), and a vintage brooch to wear and to display with her heirloom collection. Hopefully her heirlooms will live on the wall, not the floor. I had a tiny "A" engraved onto her charm. I also got her a dark chocolate bar, which she likes because it tastes good, and is good for her as well. I'm not sure if it is the correct percentage of cocoa, but hopefully she will still eat it.

I also included some tea, veggie chips, and pine nuts. Amby and Nathan are very earthy.

I wrapped them in Valentine paper and also used clear bags lined with heart tissue paper. I attached tags to each one and added stickers to the tags:

I also like to decorate the box I ship everything in:

I had to wait until they received the package before I could post this because Amby reads my blog and I didn't want to spoil the surprise.
It is really fun to get packages in the mail, but I think it is just as much fun to send them.
I hope you all have a very Happy Valentines Day!!

1 comment:

Amby said...

Isn't she a sweet mom? I think so!