Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Show 'N Tell Tuesday: S.M.I.L.E Box



For Christmas I made my Mom a "Smile" box. She was about to move far away and I knew it was going to be hard for us all being a part, so I wanted to make her something that would make her "smile." One of our favorite songs is the song by Charlie Chaplin: Smile. Many musicians have done this song and we just love it. It's a great song to listen to when you are down.

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking.
When there are clouds in the sky
you'll get by.

If you smile through your pain and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun shining through
For you.

Light up your face with gladness,
Hide every trace of sadness.
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying.
You'll find that life is still worthwhile-
If you just smile.

For the smile box, I took each letter of the word S.M.I.L.E and got my Mom something that I know makes her smile.

"S" was for SPICE and was a jar of chili peppers. She (and I) love spicy food!

"M" stood for MUSIC. I made her a CD with songs that would make her smile, including a few renditions of the "Smile" song by various artists.

This was my Mom's cd that I made. I had SO much fun making it and thought it turned out really cute.

I made my Dad a copy too, and this was what his CD looked like, ha ha . . .

"I" was for IVORY candles. This was kind of a hard one, but I did Ivory candles because I know how she loves candles.

"L" stood for "looking at a picture of your family." I got a cute picture frame and put a recent photo of me and my brother with my parents.

"E" stood for "earrings." My Mom loves pearls and has white and Tahitian pearls, but has been wanting some pink pearls - so I got her a pair of classic, pink pearl earrings.

So when any of you are having a bad day or feel down . . . JUST SMILE!!!


Brown Girl said...

Lindsey, you are so sweet and thoughtful, I love that gift! You got me smiling!

the davidsons said...

This is so sweet! What a great gift!

Jen said...

This is such a cute idea! I'm sure she loved it!

Sole Matters said...

what an awesome gift! i love the idea!!

Annie said...

i LOVE this gift idea!! you are so creative with your gifts!!
i think i'm going to make my mom one for mother's day!!

hope you are having a great week hun!!
love the bloggy makeover :)

Jaeve + Things said...

Love what you did with the cd covers! I used to do those years ago, but yours are way cooler :)

Sara and Trey said...

That is such a cute and sweet idea! Your mom's lucky to have such a thoughtful daughter!

Short Southern Momma said...

That just has to be the coolest thing EVER! love it! Hope your having a great week! XOXO

Llama said...

Oh my gosh! I cannot tell you how amazing I think that is! I have never heard of that before! I think that is so completely sweet! I have to make one for my mom. You have inspired me! How thoughtful!!

In this wonderful life... said...

SO SWEET!!!!!! What a great idea!

pve design said...

Made me smile! I want to do this now for my MOM!