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Candy Pun Package for College Kids

Got candy? Got college kids that need encouragement?
Need some creative, corny puns? I'm your gal.

Yes, it's time to send the college kids a little sugar and encouragement that will make them smile. I usually do this around Halloween, since that is when I have an assortment of candy in my house. I try hard not to keep this stuff in my house...why is it so hard not to eat all the chocolate?

This year, I bought a couple of big assortment bags of candy and used the candy names to craft up a letter.
Using free clip art pictures of each piece of candy and inserting them in the Pic Monkey editing program, I created this.

Candy puns for the college student.

If you'd like to print out my candy letter, Click here.

Candy puns

Yes, I'm aware it's corny, but puns are supposed to be.
Yes, the kids think I'm a little crazy, but that doesn't bother me.
Yes, I'm a pun lover--they all know and expect this from me.

Candy Pun Letter for College Students @michellepaigeblogs.comCandy Pun Letter for College Students

I loaded up an 8.5' x 6" mailer with a copy of the letter, the coordinating candies and a few other Halloween goodies. I love to let these kids know I thinking of them and cheering them on. These are heading to the post office today.

Candy Pun Package for College Kids

Here's another candy letter with a Halloween theme. Click here. 

Candy pun letter

Here's a letter using food items from the grocery store. Click here.

Food puns

Here's some more college care package ideas for you:

Stick With It!           
Stick with it!  College finals care package ideas   

Orange Survival Study Sack                       
Orange foods and treats for gift package. 

Brighten Up Your Semester!
Yellow themed gift ideas

SMART Gift Bag                                     
Creative college care package ideas   

Caramel Apple Dippin' Kit
Package up apples, caramel and toppings to give as gifts.

SNAP To It!                                                            

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Have a girlfriend turning 50? Need a gift to give her? 
Here's a fun idea to celebrate 50 years with 50 affirmations of who God says she is.
Now this is the way to celebrate a big birthday!
(You could also make this work for a friend with a 20th, 25th, 30th or even a 40th birthday. Keep reading to see how.)

We all need to be reminded of the scripture truths of who God says we are...especially when we turn a year older! The Bible is filled with so many affirmations that reveal God's amazing love for us. These are not because of who we are, but because of WHOSE we are. We are His.
We are His creation...created in His image, for a plan and a purpose and for His glory.
When we know and believe these things, we can live with confidence and assurance that we are greatly loved no matter what! No matter what mistakes we've done, choices we've made or issues we're dealing with...WE ARE LOVED! No matter how we feel or how old we are-- we are deeply loved by God. 
What better time to remind a friend of this---than on a milestone birthday!
Here's how I put this together. 

50 Affirmations of Who God Says I Am

I found a sweet faux floral arrangement at Home Goods that had a foam base in it. The foam base inside the pot allows sticks and skewers to be easily placed into it. Be sure to double check your arrangement and make sure it isn't a solid acrylic block that won't let you add sticks into it. Your arrangement can be any color, but I chose a white one for my friend.

Christian Gift for a 50-year old

Click here to print out the affirmations and the 50 card. There are actually 55 affirmations in case you want to pick and choose your favorite ones. Trim them all up into rectangles using a paper cutter. Need a good paper cutter? (affiliate linked) I like this one.

50 Christian Affirmations Gift Idea @michellepaigeblogs.com50 Affirmations of Who God Says I Am
(Affiliate links to help you find products.)

Use 50 paper cookie sticks, wooden skewers or plastic treat sticks.
Use the 6", 8" or 12" sticks depending on how tall your arrangement is.
Use 1 longer stick or skewer for the 50 sign (or another milestone #) to place in the middle of the arrangement.

50 Affirmations of Who God Says I Am

Use a piece of tape to stick each affirmations to the sticks.
Tie on a small piece of ribbon in a simple knot. I found my ribbon at the DollarTree.

Christian Gift for a 50-year old @michellepaigeblogs.com50 Christian Affirmations Gift Idea

Christian Gift for a 50-year old @michellepaigeblogs.com50 Christian Affirmations Gift Idea

Now the fun part...start sticking the affirmation sticks in the floral arrangement-- place them all the way around. Be sure to place the 50 card high above the arrangement in the center. 

Christian Gift for a 50-year old @michellepaigeblogs.com50 Affirmations of Who God Says I Am

I gave my friend this gift for her birthday and told her to put the affirmation sticks in a jar (or around her home) after she reads each one. That way she can enjoy the flower arrangement and continue to enjoy reading the affirmation sticks.

Gift for a 50-Year-Old @michellepaigeblogs.com50 Christian Affirmations Gift Idea

Of course if you'd like to give this gift to a 20, 25, 30 or 40 year-old, you definitely could! Just count out the appropriate number of affirmations and change out the large number card.
Click here to print a 20, 25, 30, 40 or 50 Affirmation Card.
Click here to print off the Affirmations.

Here's some more fun birthday gift ideas!

Birthday gift for a 50 year old

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Need another quick gift idea for teachers, friends, co-workers...anyone! How about some mittens or gloves stuffed with fun treats? It's quick, fun and will be very appreciated!
Take a look.

Hand's Down You're the Best teacher gift

Gather up some (affiliate link) mittens or stretch gloves, mini lotions, soaps or these anti-bacterial hand gels. Put any fun treat or hand-related gifts inside the mittens.

Stretch gloves for a fun gift giving idea@michellepaigeblogs.comGift giving ideas

I put anti-bacterial hand gels and chocolates inside mine!

Gift giving ideas

Print out the tags on cardstock, click here.

Gift giving ideas @michellepaigeblogs.comHand it to you pun gift

Write a note on the back of the cards, whole punch and tie on using (affiliate link) baker's twine wrapped around the mitten's cuffs. 

Printable pun cards for winter gift giving

Hand deliver to all your people!

Hands Down pun gift for teachers.

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