Our Hearts Will Follow where our Eyes Cannot Go Kit

“Sometimes the greatest love is not found in the dramatic scenes that poets and writers immortalize. Often, the greatest manifestations of love are the simple acts of kindness & caring we extend to those we meet along the path of life.”
– Joseph B. Wirthlin

We Love Missionaries and We Love Valentine’s Day Care Packages!!!

It is always fun to send our Kiddos a Care Package – but it is Super Fun to send a Box Full of LOVE! Our theme for this box was ‘Our Hearts Will Follow You Where Our Eyes Cannot Go!’

♥︎ If you would like to send your own Valentine’s Care Package to your Missionary – check out this kit we put together to help you do just that!

Your 18-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 multiple Custom Tags, Quotes, and Ideas that can be used to put together your St. Valentine’s Care Package and continue on with the theme of the box.

★ For Ideas to help you put together the perfect Missionary Care Package, how you can use each Printable, to find links to print General Conference talks and other stories to include in your box – look below!

♥︎ Our Hearts Will Follow Where Our Eyes Cannot Go! 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.

Be My Valentine!!! One thing we 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. A lot of the items won’t make much sense as to why you are including them in the box unless you explain how it specifically applies to your Missionary and to Missionary Work. Many times over we have received thank you letters from our Missionaries – but the things they thanked us all for the most was the letters we included. It’s just a little piece of ‘Home’ in a box! So don’t forget to write!

Heart Mail! 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. This ‘Box’ was pretty easy since we were able to find lots of scriptures and teaching ideas that we could relate back to Love or Hearts or Valentine’s Day. (And maybe a little Chocolate!) 😊

Print Off The Following Conference Talks & Stories: 

 (These will be used throughout your box as shown. But you could swap in any talks or stories that you feel would be fun to send to your Missionary!)

General Conference April 2011: ‘Finding Joy through Loving Service’ by M. Russell Ballard Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Ensign January 1998 First Presidency Message: ‘How Do We Show Our Love?’ by President Thomas S. Monson.

General Conference October 1978: ‘The Joy of Serving a Mission’ by Elder LeGrand Richards.

General Conference October 1978: ‘What Are the Blessings of a Mission? Can Ye Tell?’ by Vaughn J. Featherstone.

General Conference April 1982: ‘Remember the Mission of the Church’ by President Spencer W. Kimball.

We Heart You! 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!

Send a Missionary Valentine’s Day District Party in a Box!  Depending on the size of the Care Package you are mailing you can include whatever party supplies and treats that sound fun to you. Food Ideas: Sugar Cookie Mix, Frosting tub or tube, Sprinkles, Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutter, Duncan Hines Strawberries & Cream Baking Mixes $4.16 (Includes 6-Inch Cake Pan & Cream Cheese Frosting). Add in Party Plates & Napkins, Valentine’s Day Candy. (Include Poem Below)

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue,
A Valentine’s Day Party we’re planning for you!
So bust out your scissors, your paper and glue,
to decorate your apartment for this little do!
Come wearing red, with Valentines for all,
We guarantee this hour you’ll be having a ball!
You may need some Sweets,
and most definitely some Treats,
but your fridge is a crater,
and you can’t find a waiter,
so lucky for you ~ we Valentines cater!
Bonne Saint-Valentin the French may say,
Feliz día de San Valentín is the Spanish way!
The Chinese may say it Shèng qíngrén jié kuàilè,
Schastlivyy Den’ Svyatogo Valentina is how the Russian’s parlez
But from Here to There and in every way,
we say to YOU Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

Create Your Own Missionary Paper Garland Kit
On multi-colored paper write scriptures or quotes on strips of paper. Include quite a few blank strips for them to write their own. Put them in a Ziploc bag along with a roll of Scotch Tape or Mini Stapler and instructions for your Missionary to create their own Missionary Paper Garland. (Below are some quote and scripture ideas.)  (This is included in the MBM Kit.)

Our HIGHEST calling in life is to SHARE the LOVE and TRUTH of CHRIST with those who don’t yet know HIM.

True Love Requires Action. – President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

My Heart Will Follow You Where My Eyes Cannot Go.

The True Measure of Love is to Love Without Measure.

His Love Proclaim!

BE MINE – John 3:16

LOVE ME – Luke 10:27

ALL MINE – John 10:27-30

BE GOOD – John 14:15

TRUE LOVE – Jeremiah 31:3

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these, ye have done it unto me,
Matt. 25:35-45

SWEET TALK – Psalm 119:103

FAX ME – Jeremiah 33:3

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: – 1 Peter 3:8

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. – John 13:34

I’M SURE – John 14:1-3
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The World Needs S’More Missionaries Like YOU!  Send the ingredients for Missionary S’Mores! ( (Supplies Needed: Ziploc bags (Sandwich or Snack Size), Double Sided Tape, Stapler, or Glue Dots (To Attach Card to Bags), Graham Crackers (Keebler makes a single serving size), Marshmallows (Heart-Shaped ones are adorable!), and Chocolate Bar (Snack Size). (The tag for the S’mores is included in the MBM kit.)

Send a Valentine Gift Bag for Your Missionary & Their Companion
(Include Poem)
In every February
there is a Valentine’s Day –
a day of love, kisses,
and of giving hearts away.
While you are on your Mission
the best Valentines treat
would be a change of heart
from everyone you meet.
May the love of the Savior
fill your heart this day –
and extend to those you teach
– to help them find the way.

Send a Missionary Heart Attack
Have Friends & Family members write a short note of LOVE to your Missionary on small hearts. Include the hearts in a Ziploc baggie with instructions for your Missionary to tape them all over their apartment or on their front door. 

You’ve Been Heart Attacked
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Just to show how much we care
Today we ‘Heart Attacked’ YOU
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Send a Hug in the Mail!
Here’s a HUG
with a handmade touch
just to remind you
we LOVE you this much!

Mosiah 4:15 But ye will teach them to walk in the ways of truth and soberness; ye will teach them to love one another, and to serve one another.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

One of my favorite paintings of Jesus Christ serving. “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.” – Mosiah 2:17

Valentine Shopping List:

Dollar Tree Store
(There is ALWAYS fun holiday Missionary attire to be found at the Dollar Tree Store! Especially the scarves and ties for only $1.00)
Glitter Foam Heart Shapes (To send a ‘Heart Attack’)
Felt Cut-Out Heart Shapes (To send a ‘Heart Attack’)
Cute Valentine Cards (Lots of Styles for just $1.00)
Crazy Valentine Sunglasses (Super Fun for Cute Photos Emailed Home!)
Heart Shaped Lip Whistles
Valentine’s Refrigerator Magnets (Magnetic Hearts)

Target
(In the Dollar Section)
Felt Envelope $1.00 Each (Grey, Pink, or Teal options)
Valentine Mini Card Kit (Includes 30cards & 30envelopes) $3.00
Regular Store
Duncan Hines Strawberries & Cream Baking Mixes $4.16 (Includes 6-Inch Cake Pan & Cream Cheese Frosting)
Hershey’s Candy Kisses in Cupcake Flavor $3.59

WalMart
Act II Valentine Microwave Popcorn Packets
Slipper Socks (Sisters)
Celebration by SweetWorks Individual Sixlets Candy Packets in Pink
Lollipop Sucker Bouquet (8 Heart Shaped Suckers)
Valentine’s Miniature Magnifying Glasses (6-Pack)
Valentine’s Pin Ball Game/Mazes (6-Pack)
Kool Aid Packs
Red Licorice
Valentine’s Gift Packs (Include a Pencil, Pencil Sharpener, Notepad, Stickers, Eraser)
Heart Shaped Marshmallows (For the S’mores)
Hershey’s Miniature Chocolate Bars (For the S’mores)
Graham Crackers (For the S’mores)

Deseret Book Store
In His Light Picture Set $4.99
Believe In Yourself Plaque and Easel $5.95
Love Glitter Ornament $2.00
Multiple 5X7 Art Print from .50cents to $5.99