Yesterday ,Ashrith’s friends in school received our special Valentine goody bags .The wait is over , it’s reveal time … Yes ..the surprise Goody bags ..my special Valentines treat bags .. I was talking all these days.
Two months back , On our trip to India, we bought souvenirs for Ashrith’s classmates. His class has twenty four kids including Ashrith . I wanted anything small due to the luggage problem. The idea was to look for something Indian ….like local handicrafts . Going shopping around the town looking for stuff was not possible.We stayed only for 4 weeks and that’s awfully less. So, went straight to Lepakshi …the Best place to shop for souvenirs in Hyderabad.
After looking around the store , I picked Etikoppaka Toys for the class.
Etikoppaka toys are tiny wooden toys made by artisans in Visakhapatnam dt, Andhra Pradesh, South India. Lacquer colors are used on soft Ankudu wood to make distinctive art pieces. I bought a toy top and a beautiful Peacock.
I chose a toy top coz any 5 year old will love to play with a top.
Beautiful peacock …bcoz its National bird of India. What better way to share about our country .
After coming back to States … we put everything in the clear favor bags to make cute Valentine treat bags.The bags included a toy top, peacock, candy , a Valentine card, little message we wrote and a card from Lepakshi store telling about Etikoppaka toys.
What do you think about my Valentines Treat Bags with Souvenirs from India ? BTW ,I am in the 7th heaven…smiling . Why ? Just , received a message from one of the Parents saying “It is a very unique and thoughtful gift. Thank you so much.”
That’s all for now , will come up with more kindness stories tomorrow .My blog seems to be lost without your valuable comments and feedback. Write a line or two to show your love. Until then spread some smiles and kindness.