Two Teens And Their Mama: Friday Loves: Chocolate or Money?

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday Loves: Chocolate or Money?


Since T has been away at college, I've tried to send a care package once a month.  And with Valentine's Day coming up, I wanted to do something special.

However, he doesn't like chocolate very much.  What?!?  I know.  I'm not sure he's actually mine.

A few weeks back, I saw an easy idea that I knew would be right up his alley.  Honestly, give the kid some cash and a gift card for food and he's happy.

The first step was to remove some of the chocolates from the candy heart.  I felt it was my duty to sample them, since it would be a shame for good chocolate to go to waste and all.


Next, I folded up dollar bills in different denominations and taped them into the empty spaces.


Finally, I added a gift card to his favorite restaurant, boxed the heart up with some home made cookies, and sent it off.  The college kid gets money, and I got to each chocolate.  Win win.


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19 comments:

  1. This is exactly how we gave the boys money for Christmas. They loved it and I saved all the photos for a post this next Christmas season. Such a fun idea, we had 2 tiers and chocolate was on top to fake them out and the money on the bottom, Definite win win. My one son told me care packages are the best parts of his month!!! Have a weet and loving weekend!!

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    1. That's a great idea to do two levels - and then I wouldn't have had to eat the candy :)!

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  2. This is the best idea ever!!! You really know what a kid needs, Lana!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Aw, thanks Jodie. My kids always think they "need" money :)!

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  3. I'm definitely not showing this post to my daughter LOL

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  4. This idea is ADORABLE Lana! I bet he will love it!

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  5. I did this once for my son, yet I took ALL the chocolate out! Haha! I like this idea though, especially adding a gift card in there, too! Brilliant for college kids that are away!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. He loves the gift cards because he gets so tired of dorm food!

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  6. What a sweet thing to do! See, I could never think to do that! I want to slow down and start doing the little things like that, but I'm just a technical person. I don't think I have a creative bone in me lol!

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    1. You are definitely creative - your storytelling is brilliant! And I'm so thankful that you're also technical - because I need that!

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  7. Receiving care packages in college from my Mom was the best. My friends would gather around to see what I got; my roommate always stole whatever freshly baked sweets my Mother sent. She had a serious sweet tooth, and I was always so happy to share. This Valentine’s Day chocolate is perfect! You get your chocolate fix and a little cash for a rainy day :) and the gift card is an added bonus. Great idea Lana, I think T will love it

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    1. My grandma used to send me care packages in college, and they were such exciting days! Thanks so much Mary.

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  8. haha! You took one for the team with testing those chocolates, huh? Can't let them go to waste!
    I love this. Money. Chocolates. Gift cards. I'm totally borrowing this idea one day!

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    1. I think any teenager would like it. And yep, I'm always taking one for the team :)!

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  9. This is brilliant and you win Mom of the year!

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  10. Lana, I hope he enjoyed... I like how inventive you became... nothing is a one size fits all... I hope you and your hubby had a nice Valentines day xox

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