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Once upon a time, families lived close together. Children were born, grew up, and never moved from their hometown. Today things are different. Families are scattered throughout the United States, and even throughout the world. The mobility is great, but holidays can be a problem. Distance doesn’t have to interfere with holiday celebrations though. You just have to think of some creative solutions.
My family has a special baby in our lives. That special baby lives several hundred miles away, and we can’t see her for Easter. I put together this “Easter Basket in a Box” for her and mailed it this afternoon. She should receive it in time for Easter.
Since plastic Easter grass is bad for babies, we used a green fleece baby blanket to symbolize the grass. I rolled it up like a snake and placed it in a circle inside the box.
Instead of a traditional basket, I used an eyelet baby hat. Flipped upside down, it’s big enough to hold all the Easter goodies, but I don’t have to deal with a basket handle, which likely wouldn’t fit in the box.
Who can resist this cute dress and diaper cover with a butterfly applique? I pulled them off the hanger and rolled the up, so they would fit inside the baby hat.
Finally, I filled out the Easter “basket” with a hand rattle, a rubber ducky, and baby girl’s favorite snack: Gerber cheese puffs.
The “basket” looks great, and with a little bubble wrap on top, it shouldn’t shift too much during shipping. And best of all, it was fairly inexpensive. All items were bought at Walmart for a total of $15.75.
Do you do anything for far away relatives at Easter?
*Disclosure: I am a Walmart Mom. This post is sponsored by Walmart. Walmart has provided me with product and compensation in exchange for my time and efforts in creating this post. My participation is voluntary. As always my opinion is my own.