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Box of Sunshine

Posted by  ·  August 8, 2018  ·  Last Updated: May 20, 2019

Send a box of sunshine to a friend that needs a boost. Here are all the printables you need!

box of sunshine

Why should you send a box of sunshine?

The other day a friend mentioned how blue she was. I was actually shocked. This is a person that always seems happy.  I am constantly shocked by her talent and creativity. She is probably the most successful person I know. To hear these feelings from someone that I felt had it all was surprising. It made me realize that no matter where we are in life we ALL struggle with feelings of doubt, hopelessness, and insecurity.

I truly believe we are here to help each other along. It doesn’t take much to give someone a little bit of encouragement and show that they matter and you care. Often that is all someone needs to push them forward and give them hope!

How to send a sunshine care package

These cute printables make it easy!

cute sayings puns for candy
  • You’re all that and a bag of chips!
  • When life gives you lemons KEEP THEM because, hey, free lemons
  • You are m & m  (magnificent and marvelous)
  • Laughter is the best medicine
  • You’re sweet!
  • When life hands you lemons just add vodka
  • I Love you to pieces
  • I’m bursting with joy that you are my friend
  • You are the bee’s knees
  • You’re the bomb! I see how hard you work, it’s time to relax.
  • You’re the BEST bar none!
  • They say you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain. I am here if you need to share an umbrella when it rains.
  • Here comes the SUN
  • Wishing you a BRIGHT day!
  • Something out of the blue to let you know I am thinking of you! (only blue item)
  • Life can be hard, hope this helps you roll with the punches
  • I heard you are going through a sour patch. I am thinking of you!
  • Hugs & Kisses
  • I’m nuts about you
  • Let me lend you a hand! “Two are better than one… If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
  • Hope your day is filled with snickers
  • I’ll stick with you!
  • Keep calm and have some FUN!
  • Today Me will live in the Moment, unless it is unpleasant, in which case I will eat a Cookie  -Cookie Monster
cute sayings puns for gifts

I made the little card full color and also black and white if you would prefer to print on colored paper instead.

What is in a box of sunshine?

Print out the cards and attach the cute sayings to yellow gifts. You can see from the picture how simple the gifts can be!

box of sunshine gift ideas

Get all the printables for $3.95

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Don’t forget the compliments! Take this moment to let someone know how special they are.  We never hear enough good things! Here is your chance to shower them with compliments.

printable compliment cards
  • You are beautiful
  • You inspire me
  • you have a great smile
  • you are wonderful!
  • You light up the room.
  • On a scale from 1 to 10, you’re an 11
  • You are brave
  • You are making a difference.
  • You are like sunshine on a rainy day.
  • Everything would be better if more people were like you!
  • You’re really something special.
  • Being around you makes everything better!
compliment cards

I love the little envelope label that says hey on the front then wraps around to the back and says, “you are amazing!”

printable compliments

It is easy to make your own stickers to embellish the box, the bottoms of Hershey kisses and an envelope. Office supply stores sell a solid sheet of label paper that works perfectly to make your own printable stickers.

box of sunshine printable

Use a small circle punch to punch out the tiny suns to place on the bottom of Hershey Kisses.

Hershey Kisses Stickers

A large circle punch easily cuts out the larger suns. A 2 1/2 inch circle punch fits perfectly or 3-inch circle punch gives a tiny border.

sunshine basket ideas

Print off two inspirational cards in color on heavy cardstock to slip inside the box.

sunshine quotes

Place all the gifts in a yellow tissue paper lined box if you need to mail or in a basket if you are hand delivering!

sunshine basket

Wouldn’t you love to receive all this cheer?

yellow gifts

For only $3.95 you can download all the printables and send a box of sunshine! You can keep the digital downloads on hand so you can deliver cheer, happiness, and support whenever you like!

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  1. Friday, April 12th, 2019
    Oh Cindy - I hate to bother you. I love your stuff so much...it's right up my alley. I just paid for the Sunshine Box...printed my receipt...but don't see where I find the download. Please help. Thanks so much. I can hardly wait to share these sweet ideas.
  2. lillie
    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
    How do I print them?
    • Cindy
      Monday, May 20th, 2019
      Hello Lille you can download and print for $3.95 Just click here
  3. Jeannie Wallace
    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
    This is such a wonderful idea. I have several people in my family dealing with hard issues in their life at this present time. I also have 3 members of my family who are deployed in the military. You just handed me the exact gift that I need for them all. Thanks again for having the precise thing I need at exactly the moment I've needed it. This is not the first time you've done that so thank you doesn't seem enough. Maybe I'll send you a beautiful care package, that I make up, that's a different color and just for you. Again, thanks for the project.
    • Cindy
      Saturday, March 16th, 2019
      Wow, Jeannie you made my day with your sweet words. Thank you for taking the time to let me know that I helped you!
  4. Nancy
    Friday, March 1st, 2019
    Love this idea....so glad I found you!! These are great for someone who needs a boost or having a difficult time.
    Thank you Laura for extending yourself and helping me to obtain these tags. Now I can finish my Sunshine Box for my granddaughter.
    • Cindy
      Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
      Let us know how it goes! Glad you love it.
  5. Merry Morales
    Thursday, February 28th, 2019
    After this long cold winter, I love these sunny options to brighten someone's day! Thank you!
  6. Gaylene
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
    Thank you for you fabulous ideas you are a gift of sunshine. I love getting your emails. Thanks for including me.
  7. Nancy Bonnar
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
    How do I download the labels
  8. Beth Anne Kern
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019
    I love these ideas. Simply adorable!
  9. Tangelia
    Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
    This is great! I will use these to send my brother in the military a care package.
  10. Joyce Lodge
    Monday, August 13th, 2018
  11. Thursday, August 9th, 2018
    What a fun thing to do for someone who is going through a hard time!

  12. N
    Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
    Super cute! I have a friend that this would be perfect for. Thank you!