Last Christmas I made "Love Boxes" for all of my kids...I decorated each box to express each one's taste and personality and then the challenge began...snooping and spying for email addresses and cell phone numbers and secretly requesting love letters to include in the gift. The notes came via email, text messages and snail mail. In the end their boxes were filled with inspirational love notes that included stories, thoughts and memories that each person wanted to share about them.
The "Love Boxes" turned out to be the best gifts ever... my children were overwhelmed with tears of joy and surprise as they opened their Love Boxes and read their notes.
It was enormously fulfilling for me as I saw how blessed they were by the kind words from friends, co-workers, grandparents, aunts and uncles...each note was a tremendous surprise.
This Christmas I decided to make a "Love Box" for my best friend, Marsha!
She too expressed tears of joy and disbelief as she read each note and became aware of the authors. We all shared her delight as she read them one by one and once again I was the real recipient of the "gift" as I witnessed the love expressed in each word!
The Love Boxes don't end there....as notes, cards and letters are received throughout the days and weeks to come they can be added to the collection...and on a day when it seems the sunshine is dull and the laughter a bit quiet ...the box can be opened up, the letters read again and a hurting heart restored!