Recently my Mom and I were talking about how it is hard to live away from each other. Then, a few days later while laying in bed - I had an idea!
I gathered some tea bags and wrapped them in a cute sheer bag. I mixed all the dry ingredients for these scones and toasted the pecans and mixed that with the chocolate chips - putting all these in ziplocs. And, I included a copy of the recipe.
Then, I read some short stories while recording with the video camera and had David put it on a DVD.
So, when my Mom opened her package - it was a tea party in the mail. I sent a card explaining for her to make her tea and scones and then put the DVD in and we could sort of be together because I was on the screen.
The envelope cost so little to mail - but the blessing was great when my Mom expressed her appreciation and enjoyment of this! Just another idea to encourage families who live far apart.