Last year, I made a little box to put in my purse for those days when things are just a little too crazy and life feels overwhelming. I made one for my sister as well and it was a great gift to give for Christmas! I have pulled it out a few times and I love having it there with me.
This was a pretty simple DIY project. For the box, I took an empty Altoids mint tin and covered it in duct tape, then added a few gold stickers that I had in my stash. It would probably look nicer if you spray painted it, but duct tape was what I had on hand so that's what I used! ;)
I do like that the tin is small and unassuming, so I don't have to worry much about someone else opening it. Not that people are digging through my purse or anything... But still.
I designed the images for the cards on my computer. You could use colored paper and hand-write on them, or you could use pretty much any software on your computer to print your own. I added some quotes- Bible verses, song lyrics, and other inspirational quotes I love- to some, and put photos of my favorite people on others. So when I flip through the cards, I am reminded of the people that I love (and love me back!), focus my thoughts on what's important and valuable to me, and remind myself of why I am doing what I am doing every day.
If you or someone you know is going through a difficult time, or just has a lot on their plate, this would be a great thing to make for you or your loved one! Do you keep anything in your purse to keep you inspired and focused on what matters?