A couple of years ago, I was living in Phoenix and going through a hard time. My friend Danielle sent me a Happy Box, a decorated shoe box with thoughtful gifts inside to make me smile. This is one of my favorite gifts. You know you have good friends when they send a gift when you need it most. It was so thoughtful and completely unexpected. Since she sent the box I have been using it to keep cards and other trinkets and mementos. I now am up to three happy boxes, one for each state I've lived in.
My friend Annie lives in Chicago and her birthday was a week ago. I decided to recreate the Happy Box for her and pass on the thoughtfulness. That's what I love about this idea. It can be used for almost any occasion: To cheer a friend up, let a friend know you miss them or for a birthday!
Annie is one of the most fun and happy people I know. She has a silly and quirky personality so I knew weird little gifts would be perfect for the box.
Trinkets $15 + Box $2.99 + Shipping $12 = $30
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