I think most college kids, overseas military men and women, someone on a mission, or anyone who has to take an extended business trip in the month of December would appreciate a Christmas tree in a box. Andy moved to Florida in August 2011, and I did not move here until February 2012. Anyhow, he spent the month of December in our unfurnished apartment all alone. Don’t feel too bad for him, his family came to visit him and we met back up for New Years!
- One strand of lights
- As many clothes pins as number of pictures
- Pictures of friends and family to use as ornaments
- M&M’s- or the person’s favorite treat to eat while “hanging” the tree
- 8 or so tacks- to hang the strand of lights
- Printable manual (in this post)
- I also added some of these free printable love notes in as ornaments.
What do you think? Do you know someone who needs a Christmas tree in a box this year…
Comments & Reviews
Moms Don't Sleep says
I absolutely love this idea! I included a link to this post in my article about holiday care packages.
Such a sweet idea!
omg, this is the sweetest thing ever!! I should do this with my mom full of pictures of my kids. She is so upset we live across the country from her. She would love it!
Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs says
What a great idea Jamie!
Jamie Dorobek says
Thanks, Bonnie 🙂
Brooke @ www.Getouttamyheadplease.com says
Jamie , waht a great Idea! I love it you should link up at my new party with it , you can link up as much as you want but I think everyone would love seeing this!
Very cool idea! I love the cute clothes pins. Adorable!!
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
This is such a cute idea! I have a good friend who lives here but travels for Christmas so he never gets a tree. I think I just found him a solution! Thanks!
Jenn @ Peas and Crayons says
Girl this is good for military men too! I have to celebrate every holiday in a box with mine most of the time.
love the idea =)
Phoenix Peacock says
This is a PERFECT idea to send my friends who are serving at war overseas during the holidays. I'm off to make this box for them pronto!