Do you have a special nerd in your life? Are they a little down in the dumps and need cheering up? Or perhaps they have something exciting coming up that you would like to celebrate? Or maybe you just want to tell them how special they really are? Why not say it with an Care Package!
I’d love to take credit for this incredibly thoughtful idea. I’d love to tell you all that it came to me one night and I went through painstaking effort to convert that flash of brilliance into reality. But that would be a lie; and I do not want to lie to you, dear readers. I am actually the recipient of this act of charity. Not to brag, but I have the BEST friends ever. I know you think I’m exaggerating, but let the rest of this post be written & photographic proof of how very ‘BEST’ they are.
The tale of thoughtfulness starts at the beginning of 2014 when my position changed at work. For the last 7 months I have been doing shift work in a remote northern location. This means I am away from home for up to 4 weeks at a time working 12 or 13 hours a day and living in an isolated dorm-style camp. It gets pretty lonely and starts to feel like you’re missing out on a lot of life. Eventually it wears you down and, if you’re like me, you get sort of sad. In an attempt to reverse that effect some of my lovely friends put together a present to help me count down the days I have left until I’m home.
I am currently one week into the 4 week countdown and thought I’d let all of you in on my progress. Hopefully you can take away a few ideas and how to make your geek happy.
First the Wrapping Paper! As a present wrapping connoisseur I fully appreciate how they were able to capture my fangirl essence through the combination of One Direction & Spider-Man papers.
Guardians of the Galaxy Comics – For my situation comics are a great idea. I’m alone a lot and reading helps pass the time. The GotG theme is a shout-out to our recent outing to see the film. (I think blogged about it) Yay Memories!
Rocket Raccoon Comics – Sticking with the Guardians of the Galaxy theme, I’ve received some Rocket comics. These are the first two editions of the brand new spin-off series by Skootie Young. It just started in July so these are the only two books released so far, so it’ll be easy for you to catch up. And you should! The artwork is incredible. Lots of color. Lots of movement. Beautiful.
West Coast Avengers Comics – More comics = more reading = less time being bored. The personal touches are what make this gift excellent. The West Coast Avengers were founded & led by Hawkeye, which such thoughtful & attentive friends obviously knew is my favorite superhero. And the stickie notes give me inspiration as to when to read each edition.
Charm Bracelet – This unique, one of a kind bracelet lets me know that someone loves me. The charms are tailored to my interests and, although I can’t wear it at work right now, it sits on my bedside table reminding me that people are thinking of me.
Nerds – No care package is complete without candy. Mine instructs me to take advantage of sugar rushes
Love & Luck,