My husband and I recently moved. We love the neighborhood. Our street is full of children riding bikes and families walking their dogs. We know our neighbors’ names and have trusted them with our mail and our pets. It’s a huge change from our downtown apartment where we would rarely get glimpse of our neighbors.
This experience has reshaped my thinking. It has become my goal to be as welcoming and kind to strangers as my neighbors have been to me. So I grabbed a few supplies and made treat boxes for everyone on our street.
It has become my goal to be as welcoming and kind to strangers as my neighbors have been to me.
Lawn Fawn has released a variety of cutting dies in the shape of boxes and bags. I picked my favorite from their selection, the Fancy Box. Next I paired a stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps with fall themed patterned paper from Illustrated Faith.
The cutting die not only cuts, but also scores the box. Therefore, assembly was so easy. I cut ovals using coordinating cardstock, stamped it with a fall greeting, and adhered it to the lid. The only thing left to do was fill them with goodies and deliver them to our friendly neighbors. I added a mini candy bar, but the box fits a box of raisins perfectly. This would be a great idea for the kids table at Thanksgiving!
Don’t have the box cutting die? No problem! Grab anything you have on hand – even a paper lunch bag will do. Write or stamp a fall sentiment, and leave the treats on a neighbor’s doorstep. We’d love to see what you create. Use the #joybombs hashtag on social media to share how you create something, give it away, and spread joy.