Have you been struggling to think of some new and creative gift ideas for Christmas? It's definitely tough these days to come up with something that is different, interesting, and useful. However, I think I may have a solution for you.
This gift idea is useful, original (you decide how you create it and what you include), and it can be very cheaply produced. As you will have no doubt guessed from the visual associated with this blog post, it is a 'keep calm first-aid kit' designed for when you, a friend, or family member are having a bit of a psychological crisis or just need a little pick-me-up.
If I had my way, I'd recommend for everyone to have one of these ready for when they're feeling stressed, down, or overwhelmed. When you're in a bad emotional state or struggling your mind tends to shut down a little and doesn't help you to come up with solutions for how you can get yourself out of that rut. And that's where your kit comes in - it's already created. You just have to pop it open and dig into it to find some mental health solutions.
So, how do you create one of these little kits? Here are some simple steps to follow.
I like to make the kit look a little like a first-aid kit. The container in the image above is a plastic lunch container. However, you do what works for you or whoever you are making the kit for. For example, some people like to use a bag as their container so they can take it with them if they decide to go for a walk or to use their kit somewhere in nature.
Create a label that you feel suits your recipient best. You can include the person's name, some funny pointers, or inspirational quotes. You can make the colours match your container or not, depending on your design preference. I used Canva to make my label; it's a great, easy to use website, and they have plenty of designs already set up. For mine, I chose a pre-made design and changed the copy to suit my recipient.
You can make items to include, such as:
Or, you can purchase items to include, such as:
I've had so much fun creating mine, and I hope you enjoy making yours too.
Please post below if you'd like to share your kit or the items you've included in your kit.
Happy keep calm first-aid kit making!