Introduction:It is a real dilemma when an ailing relative or close friend lives at a long distance. You want to reach out and help, but what can you do? You can't pick-up groceries or medicines or even sit and read to them. The steps to create a "get well" goody-box to send across the miles may be just the solution you're searching for!
Creating a goody-box will show your friend or relative that you are concerned, wish them a quick recovery and love them.
First, settle on a box that will safely travel across the miles. A small goody-box works best because not only can you fill it with articles faster, you won't embarrass the recipient by over-doing. You may want to shop for a fabric covered, unusual shaped or pre-decorated box. Of course, if you're artistic, part of the fun of creating a get well box is in adding your personal touch.
Put the empty box in a prominent place in your home where it will serve as a constant reminder to finish your get well project.
Remember your objective is to create and mail the goody-box across the miles to your recovering friend or relative. You can accomplish your goal with a small collection of articles that are guaranteed to bring a smile to sick folks. Don't yield to temptation to keep getting bigger and bigger boxes. This will delay your get-well sentiments and frustrate you when you can't find real, right stuff to put in your huge goody-box. Keep it simple.
Even with a smaller box you may keep collecting articles to the extent they aren't meaningful to the recipient. By quality, I'm not suggesting costly items. In fact, the articles may have been gently used, such as a beloved book or CD that suit his/her personal preference. The idea is to send items across the miles to your recovering friend or relative, which are thoughtful, entertaining and useful.
Start by making a brainstorming list. Think about the nature of your relationship. You are the only one who knows how to personalize this particular get well goody-box.
Here are some general items to consider: framed quotes, scented candles or soaps, huggable stuffed animal, gourmet cheeses, delectable box of chocolates, photos of the two of you, paperback books, CD's, miniature jellies and melba toast, stationary and a pen with colored ink, crossword puzzle books, jokes or articles you've clipped from a magazine he/she would enjoy or even a lottery ticket.
Before you consider the goody-box complete, you may want to enclose a brief handwritten note expressing your sentiments.
Be mindful it's not what "stuff" you send that will brighten his/her day; it's the simple fact you cared enough to send it!
Arrange the contents tastefully and close the get well box. If necessary, re-wrap the goody-box box in brown paper and make an address label. Mail it!
Your ailing friend or relative can't begin to appreciate your kind expression of empathy until they receive the goody-box. It's time to send it across the miles.
If like me, you enjoyed putting together a good-box, you may start collecting pretty boxes. Later, you can assemble birthday boxes, Christmas boxes, Valentine boxes and romantic boxes for your beloved.
So sweet ... what a good friend you must be!
This is such a great and thoughtful idea! Also a fun thing to put together to surprise a friend or long distance family member. high 5
Great list! Trying to give you a high five if it ever shows up. LoL
This is a creative and thoughtful gesture. I love the lottery ticket idea! I know someone who got a lottery ticket as a gift and won $300. Not bad!
Such a wonderful, thoughtful thing to do. I will remember. H5
Very nice article on ways to create a get well goody box. Well done list.
Your thoughtfulness is in each step of this caring list to send in a goodie box. I would feel better just by receiving a gift with any or all the items you suggested.
select one here...