Sunday, February 13, 2011

"Pack and Chat"~ Making College Care Packages with LOVE.

"A child enters your home and makes so much noise for twenty years that you can hardly stand it: then departs leaving the house so silent that you think you will go mad"
– John Andrew Holmes

When your high schoolers leave for college, you not only grieve the loss of your kids, 
but you miss seeing all the moms you've been doing life with through the high school years.  
No more cheering the team on from the sidelines together, 
PTO meetings side-by-side, 
or rubbing elbows at the band concerts.  

My friend, Donna Cauley, found an amazing solution 
to this problem called the "Pack and Chat."  
A party for moms to make care packages for college kids~ genius!

10 moms were invited and asked to bring:
10 identical items for the girls care packages
and an appetizer to share 

Donna provided:
the beverages
supplies we might need (tape, pens and scissors)
notecards to sign
priority shipping boxes (free at the U.S. Post Office)

We created an assembly line on the kitchen table and 
each mom created a care package for their daughter. 

All the moms signed a card sending their love to each girl.

The moms enjoyed a wonderful time catching up!
So far, we've gotten together once each semester to send a package of love to our girls. 
We've decided to add a Pack and Chat for finals week...
Truth is...we love an excuse to get together!

No time to PARTY, PACK or CHAT?
Order a pre-made package for your college student here.

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