Care Package Ideas For Smithies, By Smithies
For times when an email doesn’t quite express the care or gratitude you want to convey, or for those times when expressing care in person is logistically challenging, we thought you might enjoy thinking about other options for providing virtual and/or tangible care to other Smithies.
Below are links to virtual care ideas, maker ideas, and small businesses owned or connected to Smith Alums.
Special Thanks to the Smith Class of 2006 for inspiration
Smith Coloring Pages:
- Botanical Garden
- Campus Center
- Capen Garden
- College Hall Clock
- College Hall
- Fountain Statue
- Grecourt Gates
- Glass Window
Easy to Make Paper Lanterns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPaBSyTdPPI A great idea in preparation for Illumination Night. Don’t forget to take a photo of your illuminated lantern and upload it to the Smith Collection of Alumnae lanterns!
Hand Knit Hugs are a concept created by our classmate Mary (Nelly) Nelson. When you want to express gratitude, caring, friendship but distance prevents an in person hug, try your hand at knitting a hug and sending it to a friend. Promise, they will feel the embrace! Mary shares with us directions for 4 versions of Hand Knit Hugs. 220310 Hand Knit Hugs Patterns
Handmade Eye Glass Case (from Adele “Del” Pike): Quick and easy to sew. I use 7″x7″ pre-cut cotton batting squares for the fill. And then, I put a pair of festive pencils in them, or a wrapped biscotti, or a couple of watercolor paint brushes, and give them as a thank you or “thinking of you” gift. (Click on the image for the YouTube instructions.)
Smith Dining Service Recipes
- Smith College Yorkshire Pudding
- Smith College Brownie Pudding
- Smith College Popovers
- Zebra Pudding
- Dusty Miller Sundae
Smith Alum Connected Small Businesses
Smith Art Museum https://scmashop.smith.edu
Womanswork Gardening: https://womanswork.com/shop-online
Maytime China for Smithies: https://maytimechina.com/
Seven Sisters Alumnae Association: https://sevensistersalumnaeassociation.com/docs/SEVENSISTERSHOLIDAYGIFTGUIDE2021shopsmallshopalumFINAL
We are happy to consider adding your ideas and suggestions to this list. Please complete this form with your ideas and requests and we will get back to you.