I use Mondays to clear out my mailbox. This week’s message is all about the smart ways one reader uses Flanders Family printables. Read on for some creative inspiration!
Message: This is how I use your printables
Dear Flanders Family,
I love, love, love your website! We have two granddaughters who are college freshmen and were finally able to live on campus their second semester. I send them “care packages” to remind them of home and how much we love and miss them.
Included in the packages are healthy snack bars (they love them for eating on the run), a pair of pink fluffy foot warmers (February), your Valentine’s Day Quiz (4 copies for a group game, the answer sheet taped with instructions to open only when the quiz was complete), a $5 bill, and your beautiful valentines with scripture messages.
The March package contains a bag of jelly beans and the Easter Jelly Bean Gospel with copies for friends, a small tube of shea butter hand lotion, gourmet chocolate eggs, $15 gift card to Starbucks, more snack bars, Who Said What? Quiz with answer sheet, and another $5 bill.
I love your printables for these care packages as both girls are attending high academically rated universities and your site offers such nice reminders of spirituality. You can be assured I will be visiting your site to copy and send your inspirational messages with each package.
Thank you, thank you,
Answer: What a smart and creative idea!
I love, love, love the creative way you are using our printables to encourage your granddaughters, Lelia. What a smart idea (and what a sweet grandma you are)! I suspect those girls love getting your care packages while they’re away. And the monthly themes you’ve used make your gift extra fun!
For years I’ve sent copies of my printables along with our personal letters to the children we sponsor through Compassion. But your message made me want to brainstorm other smart ways to share these resources with friends and family. Here’s some of the creative uses we’ve used in the past, plus a few new ones I’ll use in the future.
Smart Uses for Flanders Family Printables
- Share some of our word scrambles to shut ins
- Send our valentines to soldiers or veterans
- Tuck a few of our Easter printables into Easter baskets
- Include our Halloween tracts in candy bags for trick-or-treaters
- Mail our coloring pages to grandchildren who live far away
- Use our free trivia tests to challenge trivia buffs
- Tuck our Christmas gospel tracts into the holiday cards you send friends and family
- Package one of our movie quizzes with a copy of the DVD and send to a young couple who’d enjoy a date night at home
- If you sponsor any children through Compassion, include a few printable coloring pages or activity sheets each time you write to them.
- Make booklets full of travel games to keep kids entertained on long road trips.
- Slip seasonal gospel tracts into food boxes you help prepare with your church or local food bank.
- Use themed printables for homeschool unit studies on MLK Day, Presidents Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, etc.
- Download a couple of our free printable party games to challenge your guests at the next event you host.
These are just the few ideas I could thought of off the top of my head, but I know you can come up with countless others. If you’ve used any of our printables in a smart and creative way, I’d love for your to share that in the comment section below.
If you’re new to this webiste, you can find a partial listing of the free printables we offer here: Flanders Family Printables. Or simply sign up for my weekly emails to get a themed list of free resources delivered straight to you inbox.