Box of Sunshine Kit
Sending a little ‘Box of Sunshine’ is always a BRIGHT Idea to send to your Missionary and very easy to do!
You can fill it with a variety of Yellow, Orange, or Gold items – really anything that you think would ‘BRIGHTEN’ their day!
We LOVE Missionaries and we LOVE sending Care Packages!
It is always fun to send our Kiddos a Care Package – but it is Super fun to send a
Box Full of Sunshine!
Your 20-Page Kit will include the following:
✔ 1-Introduction Letter with easy to follow instructions to help you put together the Perfect Care Package.
✔ 4- Large (11.5X8.5″) Adjustable Stickers to decorate your 4 box flaps of your shipping package. Just peel and stick! (These stickers are designed to fit a USPS Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box and large UPS boxes. The stickers can also be easily trimmed to fit a USPS Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box as well as some Medium and Small UPS boxes or use your own box.) * Please note the kit does not include the actual box,
✔ 1-Box Introduction Letter to be placed in your Box right before you tape it up. This unique design lets your Missionary know the theme of your care package and that something special has been created just for them!
✔ 1-Page of Unique Envelope Designs that you can adhere to the front of your Letter to your Missionary and their Companion! This page is also printed on sticker paper – so you just need to cut them out and adhere to any envelope of your choice. It’s that easy!
✔ 1-Custom Missionary Letter for you to include with your personal Letter to your Missionary.
✔ 9-Pages with 24 Custom Tags that Can Be Used throughout Your Box as Desired.
✔ 1-Page of Sunshine Gift Tags.
✔ 1-Page of ‘Sunny’ gift ideas and shopping hints to use for your Sunshine care package.
Always Radiate Sunshine!!!
Sunshine in Your Soul Today!!!I It’s always so fun to see the pictures our missionaries send home of them opening up their crazy boxes decorated in whatever the theme of the box is.
You’ve Got Mail! One thing we have always included in all of our Missionary Box Mom boxes was a personalized letter to each Missionary from each mother. Inside our letters we included our testimonies, the reason we chose that particular item to include in the box, along with uplifting messages filled with love. For this box we weren’t as structured about what we all chose to bring – it was more of a free for all with everything being orange or yellow – so you could just have a lot of fun with this box and included anything ‘Sunny’! Many times over we all have received thank you letters from our Missionaries – but the thing they thanked us all for the most was the letters that we included. It’s just a little piece of ‘Home’ in a box! So don’t forget to write!
Print Off The Following Conference Talks and Stories:
You can use these throughout your box as desired.
Ensign October 2008: Scatter Sunshine
New Era February 2014: 28 Ways to Spread Sunshine by Rachel Nielsen
LDS.org Church News: Missionaries Act as “Swift Messengers” to Scattered Israel Says Elder Russell M. Nelson Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
General Conference April 1998: Understanding Our True Identity by Carol B. Thomas
Preparing for Exaltation Teacher’s Manual Lesson 31: Your Attitude Makes a Difference
New Era January 2016: Walking the Lonely Road to Church by Sydney L. Spackman
Ensign May 2009: Adversity by President Henry B. Eyring
Ensign November 2014: Living the Gospel Joyful by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Ensign May 2014: Let Your Faith Show by Elder Russell M. Nelson Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Ensign August 2014: Becoming Children of Light by Elder Craig C. Christensen Of the Presidency of the Seventy
That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.
Sunshine Box Quote Ideas:
Let the ‘Son’ shine through your heart.
Radiant: Glowing Brightly.
Here comes the Sun!
The glorious lamp of heaven, the radiant sun, is nature’s eyes.
This little light of mine ~ I’m gonna let it shine.
The futures so bright I gotta wear shades!
Kissed by the sun!
Give me sunshine on my shoulders!
Just let the sun in.
You amaze me!
When we have hope, faith, and a positive perspective, we can do or become anything we want to. We can have happiness and joy in our futures because of our faith in the Savior, Jesus Christ. It doesn’t matter how hard our trials and challenges are; all that matters is that we trust in Him, in His Atonement, and in the power it can have in our lives.
Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.
As we decided on each ‘Missionary Box Theme’, which we based around a scripture or missionary teaching idea, we would then brainstorm fun ideas that could be included in our box. With this ‘Box’ we definitely went a little bit crazy with our ‘Yellow & Orange’ ideas and I’m sure it was just as much fun for us to build it as it was for our missionaries to receive it! Depending on the size of the box you are sending – you could include or delete any of the following items – or come up with a few of your own. We tried to make sure that most of our items could be used to enhance missionary discussions, to be given away, to decorate their missionary apartments and left for future missionaries when they moved on, or simply eaten and enjoyed. But of course there were always a few that were just for fun!
The MBM ‘Sunshine’ kit includes 64 tags and quotes that can coordinate with ANY items you choose to include in your Sunshine box.
If you know you will be sending your Missionary a few boxes in the coming months – pick out your ‘Themes’ ahead of time and shop for more than one box at a time. You will be so surprised at what you can find on clearance as you make your way thru your regular shopping chores. Don’t forget to check out your local Dollar Store, Farm Store, Thrift Store, and One of a Kind Stores – they can be your biggest treasure troves! Some of our box items were found in the oddest most unlikely places – and they really made us giggle! Also, remember to pick up at least a few items in double for your missionary’s companion! They need Momma love too!
Sunshine Box Shopping Ideas:
– Reese’s Pieces Candy (Remove the brown candy and put the orange ones in a small container.
– Crackers (Goldfish, Wheat Thins, Triscuits)
– Skittles Candies
– Chocolate covered orange sticks
– Punching balloons (Dollar Tree Store) They are yellow.
– Yellow washcloth wrapped around a new toothbrush/toothpaste
– Fortune Cookies (Always believe that something Wonderful is about to happen!)
– Abba Zabba Candy
– Yellow Bubble Necklace & Earrings (Sisters)
– Star Post-It notes
– Yellow Notepad & Pen
– Highlighter Marker in Yellow
– Solar Flower (Dollar Tree Store)
– Bright yellow Tennis Ball to use as a stress reliever ball
– Yellow Silly String
– Plastic Photo Frame in Yellow or Orange to frame a thought (Dollar Tree Store)
– Crazy Sunglasses (The Futures So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades!)(Dollar Tree Store)
– Sunscreen Lotion
– Yellow Gum Balls
– Banana flavored Laffy Taffy
– Banana flavored Now & Later Candies
– Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread Mix
– Crystal Light energy drink
– Gatorade Drink Mix
– Yellow Bath Sponge (Dollar Tree Store)
– Revlon Nail Art Sun Candy Polish (Sisters)