Tuesday, November 29, 2011

12 day's of christmas

 these past couple of weeks have been full of sleepless nights searching on google and talking to everyone under the sun to figure out a good christmas present to send to matt. With the help of my amazing friends we complied multiple ideas to create this wonderfully expensive and heavy christmas package even if it took until 4:30 in the morning to finish. although it was $104.00 to send and i probably spent way more money on it then i should've i couldn't help but picture the look on matt's face when he got the package and saw all of the love that i had put into it along with the help from is amazing family and his loving friends. i wanted it to be a christmas to remember and hope i did just that. i'll let you know once he get's it. but to all of you cute girls that have boyfriends out on missions, or you mom's that need some ideas here is my rendition of the 12 day's of christmas. 

Day 1
December is the time of year the days are getting cold. a nice hot cup of cocoa is like an ounce of gold. so find some nice hot water, and open the popcorn -- no fuss! and once in awhile as you treat yourself try to think of me! 
gift: koolaid disguised as hot chocolate, popcorn, pictures of everyone, fake snow, and a tape 

Day 2
On the 2nd day of christmas, you're always on my list, here's something fun to eat so you know that you are missed. sit down--take off your shoes, here's something you adore. these kit kat bars will give you energy as you go door to door.
gift: kit kat bars

Day 3
on the 3rd day of christmas i send you christmas lights, in hopes that you will hang them up and let them all shine bright. remembrance of your service to your father up above, i think of you so often, and am sending you my love.
gift: 100 christmas lights

Day 4
on the 4th day of christmas you're always on my mind i think of you so often and how you're one of a kind sit down--take off your shoes--here's something you can burn, kirs "pringle" with give you energy to go out and learn
gift: pringles

Day 5
on the 5th day of christmas, the days go by so fast, i wanted to provide you with something that will last. a helpful littler something that will make your home so cheery, so that the odors tomorrow won't seem quite so dreary.
gift: christmas smelling febreeze

Day 6 
on the 6th day of christmas, our hearts began to swell the love we feel inside for you we could never tell....
gift: tape with everyone recording on it

Day 7
on the 7th day of christmas, a very special night, i wish i could be with you, the spirit is just right. "love one another" was the lord's admonition, sharing with each other will help fulfill our mission.
gift: christmas book

Day 8
on the 8th day of christmas, i know you're feeling beat, so set aside your books and put up your feet. we know with all your walking your toes need to rest, so slip on these slippers and put them to the test.
gift: slippers

Day 9
on the 9th day of christmas, i know you're working hard. i knew that you'd need something more than just a little card. this is sure to help you as you're working up a sweat, be sure to apply it every day so you'll no regret!!
gift: deodorant

Day 10
on the 10th day of christmas i send you "peace on earth" as people all around the world celebrate his birth. to help us gain eternal life was our lord's endeavor. give away this book to show "families can be forever"
gift: book of mormon with a picture of his family in it

Day 11
'tis the night before christmas and all through the house, not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. this stocking was stuffed by your girlfriend with care in hopes that you christmas is more than just fair. so open up your goodies--your sock's full to the top. with family voices, presents, and blessing that won't stop!
gift: stocking, pajama pants, and a tape

Day 12
christmas day is special even though you're miles from home. whispering of the spirit tell me you're not alone. this gift you'll enjoy at all times of the year so keep our thoughts close and help us feel near. we love you matt! merry christmas!
gift: byu shirt, and a calendar with pictures of everyone

how cute is this stocking? i found it at the missionary mall. ps isn't lindsey such a great hand model :)
stocking stuffers
psalms 23:4 "thy rod and thy staff"                                   candy canes
1 nephi 8:26-27 "moking"                                                snickers bar
1 corinthians 13:20"childish things"                                   yoyo
alma 11:24"puffed up in their hearts"                                 balloons
alma 32:28"a seed may be planted"                                   sunflower seeds
proverbs 6:28 "hot coals"                                                  hot chocolate coals
d&c 82:18 "improve upon his talents"                                gumball baseball bat and baseball fans
d&c section 11 "marvelous missionary"                             3 bags of m&m's
moroni 8:3 "mindful of you always"                                    chocolate kisses

this better put this biggest smile on this boys face. 


  1. You are so sweet Lauren! That is such a cute idea!

  2. Thank you guys!! Hope this helps if you are looking for gift ideas for your boy!

  3. What a cute idea! I'm sure he'll love it. I've been married to my missionary for 11+ years. I sent him some nice packages, but never this nice... ;)

  4. Thank you Polly!! Hopefully he will get it in time for christmas!!

  5. What a cute idea!! can't believe you went to all of this effort! I have a missionary and he doesn't get half the amount of stuff!!! Haha. I just found this (I know it's a year late!!) but your blog is so cute!

  6. Thank you Sierra!! I have to admit he wont be getting anything this extreme for Christmas this year :)

  7. Would you be willing to post the site for the stockings? latterdaystockings.com.
    Thanks so much, and I'm sure he enjoyed it!
    Jamie- creator