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Box of sunshine with free printables

This box of sunshine with free printables is the perfect gift to send someone to brighten their day!

Send a box of sunshine with these 2 free printables on iheartnaptime.com -the perfect gift to send someone to brighten their day!

I think we all know someone in our lives who is going through a tough time. Someone who may have lost a loved one, someone who lost their job, someone who is going through a divorce, someone who is struggling with a child, someone with infertility…or maybe someone who is just dealing with the day to day trials life can sometimes bring. If you’re looking for a way to show you care but live far away, or are just not quite sure what to do… send a box full of sunshine! It will make their day!

I remember first seeing this box of sunshine gift idea when my Uncle passed away a couple of years ago. Someone had made my Grandma a pot of sunshine and painted it yellow. They filled it with all kinds of happy and yellow things. I thought this was such a sweet idea. Then after going through my loss last summer, I received a box full of sunshine from my dear friend Tiffany. It totally brightened my day and was honestly just what I needed. Since I loved this idea so much, I thought I’d share it with all of you and include some free printables, so you can send your own boxes of sunshine!

Send a box of sunshine with these 2 free printables on iheartnaptime.com -the perfect gift to send someone to brighten their day!

Yellow items that are great for giving

Here are some fun and yellow things you could put in your sunshine box. You could even make it simple by placing the printable tag on a candy bar.

  • yellow confetti
  • chapstick
  • nail polish
  • candle
  • lemon sugar scrub
  • lotion or soap
  • starburst
  • lemon heads
  • gum
  • peanut m&m’s
  • mr. goodbar
  • snickers
  • lemon kit kat
  • lemon cookies

Gift box supplies needed

  1. Yellow gift items (list of ideas above)
  2. White gift box
  3. Free “box of sunshine” printables (download below)
  4. Yellow confetti (optional)
  5. Yellow ribbon
Send a box of sunshine with these 2 free printables on iheartnaptime.com -the perfect gift to send someone to brighten their day!

FREE box of sunshine printable

Once downloaded, just simply print and cut! We recommend printing our printables on a colored printer with cardstock paper. You can also email the file to your local copy store or take it in on a USB drive.


  1. Download the free printables and print on cardstock. Then cut them out.
  2. Sign your name on the back of the small printable card.
  3. Add all gift items and signed card inside the box.
  4. Put the lid on the box and tie a bow with the yellow ribbon.
  5. Glue the “hello sunshine” printable on the outside of the box.
  6. Gift to a friend!

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  1. This is such a sweet idea!  I love the concept,  and I can definitely see myself putting this into action.  Thanks for sharing, and for the adorable printables! 

  2. Love it! I think little pick-me-ups are so important. A couple of years ago I actually started a “Sunshine in the Mail” swap to bring a little sunshine to a bunch of great girls. We had so much fun with it! I didn’t think of printables then… If only yours had existed!!! It’s cute.

  3. This is right up my alley for an auction piece. We are raising money for a very vibrant 6th grader that has been recently diagnosed with brain cancer!  You have brightened my day just with the idea. Thank you. Can you tell me where you found that perfect white box? 

  4. love your blog, and I follow you on Pinterest. I need help trying to figure out how to pin your blogs from my email.  Any suggestions?

  5. What a super cute idea! I love the printable too! I have a daughter in nursing school and this would make a great surprise for her. Love it!! Thanks so much 🙂

  6. Jamielyn, 
      Thank you so very much for these printables and the great ideas !  I do have to say though, it could be that I’m partial to the word ‘sunshine’. It’s my daughter’s name! SUNSHINE 

  7. What a beautiful idea..I plan to use your idea to lift up a good friends (who happens to be going thru chemo) spirits. Will post a pic soon!
    Many thanks!

  8. This is such a sweet and fun idea! I love it! Next time I have a friend that’s down or sick I’m definitely making them one of these cute boxes.

  9. Hi! I just signed up and can’t seem to be able to download the printable. Its so cute!! Any suggestions?