If you know me at all you know that I love the beach. I'm not sure what it is about the beach - the calming noise of the ocean, the smell of the beach and clean air, the feel of the warm sand on my feet. Maybe it's a combination of all of that. I've been going to the Oregon Coast my whole life. When I think of the beach, that's what I think of. It's beautiful!
This summer we had some friends come and visit us for awhile from South Dakota. It was the first time some of them had ever seen the ocean. It was so much fun watching their faces as they saw the waves crashing on the sand. Instantly they turned into 6 year olds and ran around and splashed and played. It was a blast! It reminded me how fortunate I am to live so close to such an amazing place.
So when they left I wanted to send them a little reminder of their visit.
What do you think?
When I put the bottles on the counter at the post office, the women looked and me and started laughing. Everyone behind me started asking questions and they all agreed that it would be so much fun to get something like this in the mail!
Super easy. I cut a clear pop bottle. I used a 2 liter bottle for the taffy but just a large water bottle for the sand and treasures. (The sand was pretty heavy so I didn't want to have to mail 3 pounds of it.)
We filled it with our treasures and then taped it back up.
Then we put an address label on it.
We filled one up with salt water taffy (delicious!)
And one up with beach treasures we found.
Wouldn't this be fun to find in your mailbox?