In preparation for our trip, I made the kids each a pack filled with their favorite things and a few extras I got especially for the trip.
Since we have been planning on going, I have been stocking up on all sorts of things to keep them happy in the hours and hours in the car. Easter baskets, weekend treats, even some school supplies were all turned into duel purpose gifts that could be turned into a busy activity for the trip. Brilliant or sneaky? I think both. ;)
One of these kits was in each of their Easter Baskets. It holds stationary cards, a pen, stamps, and a Moleskine notebook for writing letters to friends back home.
For added charm, I asked for fabric scraps from the maker of the stationary holder (called the In Touch Clutch and can be found here). Wonderfully, she was able to send a few that matched each of the kids adorable Clutches, and I made them matching pens by slipping the fabric inside a hollow pen body. (I used the Pentel RSVP for this pen. Very common, I found them at Office Depot.)
On top of the little note cards and pen, I printed Cyan some stationary that has proper letter writing form on it. I figured, why not throw in some homeschooling while we are on vacation too? (Templete here.)