Christmas Survival Kits

"Survival Kits" are really just very (very) small , amusing gift baskets built around a theme.

They're a fun little something to give to those that you want to remember at Christmas time.
Holiday Survival Kit
A stick of gum~ to remind you to stick to that Holiday shopping.
A candle~ to remind you to shine brightly.
A chocolate kiss~ to remind you that you are loved.
A match~ to light a fire under you when you feel burned out.
A Tootsie Roll~ to remind you not to bite off more than you can chew.
A pin~ to remind you to stay sharp.
A Smartie~ to help you on those days you don't feel so smart.
A Starburst~ to give you a burst of energy on days you don't have any.
A Snickers~ to remind you to take time to laugh.
Confetti~ to remind you to have fun.
A bandage~ to fix things that just will not work.
A bag~ to help you keep it all together.
Crackers~so you will always have "Food" for thought.
Battery~so you can keep going and going and going and going.
Tea Bag~so you can relax and enjoy for a moment.
Almond Joy~to remind you of the JOY of the season.

Hairdresser's Survival Kit
Tootsie Roll - to help complaints "roll" off your back
Button - to remind you to sometimes button your lip
Dollar - for the tip you didn't receive
Rubberband - to remind you to be flexible
Mint - because you are worth a mint to your customers
Happy Face (Sticker) - to remind you to keep smiling
Paperclip - to help hold it all together
Cotton Balls - to cushion all the standing you do
Lollipop - to help you "Lick" anything
Lifesaver - to remind you of the many times you have been a lifesaver
Magic Wand - to help you during the many times you are asked to be a magician
Bandaid - to heal your hurt feelings
Sweet & Sour Tarts - to remind you to appreciate the differences in others.
Gum - to remind you to "stick" with that difficult client
Starburst - to give you that burst of energy at the end of the day
Crayon - to correct that color job
Sand Paper - to smooth out the rough days
Hugs & Kisses - you deserve them

Mail Carriers Survival Kit divert the dogs attention (McDonald's certificate)
Cotton cushion your rough roads
Snickers remind you to keep your sense of humor give you that extra "burst" of energy at the end of your route put your frustrations, worries and troubles in before you go home
M & remind you that you are "M"arvelous and "M"eaningful
Mounds Bar...for the mounds of miles you walk
Tootsie help complaints "roll" off your back
Happy remind you that smiling is contagious
Symphony put some music into your route help you "cut" out the bad parts of your day keep you cool
P.S....I asked the Postmaster to increase your salary to "$100 GRAND" and he said that your "CHEX" are in the mail.

Mother's Survival Kit
Penny - for your thoughts
Pen & Journal -  to write down your thoughts, and hopes and joys for your children
Clock - to remind you that time will pass by too quickly, enjoy every moment.
Mirror - to remind you that you are important too.
Marbles - to replace the ones you will loose.
Jewel - now that you are a mother you are even more valuable.
Rubberband - to remind you that flexibility is the key
Sweet and Sour lollipop - to remind you to lick the sour times and savor the sweet times
Lifesavers - to save you from one of those days
Tissue - to dry those tears, the children's and yours.
Toothpick - to pick out the good in all situations
Fireball - for times when you are burnt out
Eraser - to remind you that every Mom makes mistakes
Puzzle Piece - because you are an important piece in your child's journey through life
Starburst - for energy
Fabric Square - for all the times you will have to use your imagination for last minute costumes, outfits.
2 Wiggle Eyes - those extra eyes for the back of your head.
Hershey's Hugs and Kisses -- for when you've given all of yours away and you need some back.

Grandparents Survival Kit
Hand Lotion - to remind you that babies need lots of soft touches
Safety Pin - to help remind you to be safe
Marbles - to replace the ones you will loose
Lifesavers - to remind you that grandparents can be lifesavers
Pen and paper - to remind you to write down your thoughts and memories to share with them when they are older
Small handmirror - to remind you that you play a very important roll in the life of your grandchild!
Wipes - for cleaning up those little messes
Candle - to remind you, you will be the light of that child's eye
Peppermint - to remind you that you are worth a mint
Brag Book - so you will always have your grandchild near
Sweet & Sour Candy - to remind you that every child can be both at any given moment
Clock - to remind you that time passes to quickly...enjoy every minute
Mounds Bar - for the mounds of wisdom you will pass on to your grandchild
Starburst - for that extra burst of energy when you wear out but they don't.
Hershey's Hugs & Kisses - because you deserve them~!

Friendship Survival Kit
A toothpick - to help you "pick" out the good qualities in others and yourself
Lifesaver candy - to remind you of the many times others needed your help and you theirs
Hugs & Kisses - for when you need a hug
A puzzle piece - without you, your friends aren't complete
button - to remind you to sometimes "button your lip"
bandaid - for hurt feelings, yours or someone else's
cotton ball - cushioned support of fiends for the rough road ahead
Marbles - to replace the ones you've lost
Candle - for you to share you light
Tissues - to wipe the tears of joy and sadness
penny - so you'll never be broke
Mounds bar - for the "mounds" of love and support between friends
Gold thread - to remind you that friendship is the golden thread that ties together the hearts of everyone rubberband - try to be flexible
eraser - to remind you that everyday you can start with a clean slate
Jewel - because you are as valuable as any precious stone!

Dieter's Survival Kit
Magnifying Glass- So your Portions will appear larger.
Lifesaver- I took the Calories out of the Hole!
Gum- Too give you something to chew on when you need to keep your mouth busy
Tootsie Roll- Because sometimes you just have to have something chocolate
SafetyPin- To help you hold your clothes up when they get too big!
Rubberband-Use as a finger and toe exerciser and watch those Calories just melt away.
Toothpicks- Miniature chop sticks: guaranteed to help you eat less Food.

Surgery Survival Kit
Needle and case the stitches don't hold remind you that friends are here to help
Cotton cushion the rough roads
Happy Faces...smiling helps you heal faster
Joke Book...Laughing helps you heal faster
Hershey's Hug and Kiss...for whenever you need one
Starburst...when you need a burst of energy remind you that after the storm comes the rainbow color your day bright and cheerful
Marble/ keep you rolling on the road of recovery keep you bouncing back

Cruise Survival Kit
Smarties, Lifesavers, Gummy Worms, Goldfish Crackers, and a popsicle stick
You ask, "What is it?"
It's SEASICK PILLS for your tummy's ills.
And LIFE SAVERS to keep you a float in case you fall off the boat.
If you want to fish, please don't wait the GUMMY WORM'S AND THE GOLDFISH are your bait.
Last but not least, one thing more -a PADDLE, to help you row to shore.

Daughter/Granddaughter Survival Kit
Heart-to remind you that there's no one like a Daughter to fill ones heart with love.
Smiley Face- to remind you to always share your smile with others.
Ribbon- to let you know our Friendship is a special gift,tied with Ribbons of love.
Mint- You are "Worth A Mint' to so many People.
Angel- To watch over you each day.
Stars- To remind you to "Reach for the stars"
Rubberband- To give you the extra stretch and Fexibity to meet the demands of each day.
Kiss- to remind you that " I LOVE YOU"
Flower- to let you know that If Daughters were flowers,I'd pick you.
Penny- to make sure you're never broke.

Everyday Life Survival Kit
Toothpick: Pick the good qualities in everyone including yourself.
Rubberband: Be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want.
Band-Aid: To heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else's.
Eraser: Everyone makes mistakes. That's okay, we learn by our mistakes.
Candy Kiss: Everyone needs a hug or a compliment everyday.
Mint: You are worth a mint to your family and friends.
Bubble Gum: Stick with it and you can accomplish anything.
Pencil: List your blessings every day.
Tea bag: Relax daily and go over your list of blessings

Stress Survival Kit
Stick of Gum - To remind you to stick to it
Candle-To remind you to shine brightly
A Chocolate Kiss - To remind you that you are loved
A Match - To light your fire when you're feeling burned out
A Pin- To remind you to stay sharp
A Smartie - To help you on those days when you don't feel smart ( A whole pack of smarties, of course.)
A Starburst - To give you a burst of energy on days when you don't have any
A Snickers - To remind you to take time to laugh
Confetti- To remind you to have fun
Tape- To fix things that will not work
A Potholder - For when things get too hot to handle
A Penny - So you will never have to say, "I"m broke".
A Marble- For when you lose yours
A Rubber Band - To stretch yourself beyond the limits
A String - To tie things together when everything falls apart
A Band-Aid - For when things get a little rough
A Crayon - To color your day bright and cheerful
A Puzzle Piece - Without you things wouldn't be complete
A Cotton Ball - For the rough roads, seek the cushioned support of family and friends
Happy face- Smiling is contagious
Eraser - To remind you that you can start every day with a clean slate
Battery - To give you that extra charge to keep you going... and going.
Piece of Rope - When you reach the end of yours, this will keep you going a bit longer
Paper clip - To help keep things together when they seem to be out of control.
A Small Smooth Stone - To remind you that the rough times help to refine and polish
A Star- To remind you to shine and always try your best
Glitter - To remind you to shine and always try your best.

Computer User's Survival Kit
Sponge-to help you soak up all the information from your searches on the internet
Cotton Ball - to help cushion your seat from sitting too long
Sticker -to help you stick with the task at hand
Lifesavers - In case you start drowning in all the information
Paperclip -To help you hold everything together.
Pair of gloves - When you need two extra hands to help you.
Marbles -To replace the ones you will lose
Battery - To give you that extra charge to keep you going... and going, and going
Safety Pin- To remind you to stay sharp
Puzzle Piece -To remind you that without you, the computer couldn't run properly
Toothpicks-to prop your eyes open after staring at the monitor way too long!