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Old 08-14-2008, 03:53 PM   #1
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Question College survival kit/poem

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I'm looking for a "survival" gift to send a college student off with.Does anyone know of a poem with little gifts to go along?
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I would like this also...a little late though. We're moving the last child to school next weekend, so I'll need to hurry!
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what a great idea, I wish I knew of one!
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found this

College Freshman's Survival Kit
You will be entering a new time in your life – a new home away from the home
that you have known for years…This is an exciting time in your life… you’ll be
making new friends, facing new challenges, and making new discoveries about
yourself and the world around you…Congratulations and Good Luck!

Confetti- To celebrate your high school graduation, your acceptance into college and your 18th birthday

Gift Card – So that you can treat yourself to something special

Skittles – May your college experience be as “colorful as a rainbow”

Good-n-plenty- May you have “good” times and “plenty” of success in college

Candle – The “burning light” of the candle represents your constant hard work and dedication throughout college

Sweet-n-sour candy – To appreciate the differences in your roommates and
accept them for who they are

Personal Message Center – So that you’ll always get your messages

Stars - Never stop dreaming

Eraser – Each day brings a new chance your way

Door- So many “doors” of opportunities will be opening for you

Starburst- For the extra “burst” of energy for late night studying

Crayons- To “color” your days bright and sunny

Smiley Face Sticker - To always remember to “smile”

Hugs & Kisses – To always remember that you are loved

Fun Dip – Always remember to “dip into some fun” while you’re away at college

Extra gum – For the “extra” motivation to conquer your exams

Balloons – To remind you not to “blow up” when things don’t go exactly as you planned

Paper Clip - To help keep things together when they seem to be getting out of control

Highlighter - To help you “zero in” on your talents and “highlight” your skills

Payday – So there will always be money to go SHOPPING

Smarties – Believe in yourself and your choices and enjoy your accomplishments

Puzzle Piece – Because you are an important “piece” of your college community

Wiggly Eyes – Don’t close your “eyes” to any opportunity, consider the possibilities

Pad of Paper – To “write” down your thoughts

Take 5 chocolate bar – Always remember to take at least “5” minutes” for yourself and relax

Shower Tote - To stay organized

Notecards – To keep in touch with family and friends

Calculator - To sum it up, “Do the best you can, trust your own judgment and you’ll do just fine”
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I found the same one Edie did and here's more, for other things:

http://www.budget101.com/survival_kits.htm
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Here's a link to one I did last year: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=34617
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When my son went off to college I did the 12 days of college. Like the 12 days of Christmas but I wrote my own words and sent all the things he would need. Each day he would get the verse with the goodies and I added to it each time. IT was so funny ,his dorm buddies couldnt wait to see what he would get every day. Hes pretty shy but he made friends fast .At the end I think he had 42 mini shampoo bottles, and underwear to last for years. You get the idea. I will try to find a copy and post it. One things for sure he will always remember his first 12 days of college and hiss crazy mom!!
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Please, please share!

Pax et bonum,

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When my son went off to college I did the 12 days of college. Like the 12 days of Christmas but I wrote my own words and sent all the things he would need. Each day he would get the verse with the goodies and I added to it each time. IT was so funny ,his dorm buddies couldnt wait to see what he would get every day. Hes pretty shy but he made friends fast .At the end I think he had 42 mini shampoo bottles, and underwear to last for years. You get the idea. I will try to find a copy and post it. One things for sure he will always remember his first 12 days of college and hiss crazy mom!!
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Here is a great link for inspiration fo rmany themed survival kits...there is a school one on it. I favorited it so I can refer to it for all occassions!

http://www.budget101.com/survival_kits.htm
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I absolutely loved this. I made a quick run to the store once I saw this and had a wonderful gift to give my sons friend who is leaving for college. Thank you for the great idea.
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Thanks for all the great ideas! These will make great personal gifts for all sorts of special ocassions!
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I'd include in a college survival kit: roll of quarters for laundry (or do they use debit cards for that now??), aspirin/ibuprofen, stamps, a calling card, some restaurant/fast food/grocery gift cards, toiletries, etc. I don't have a whole poem, but when I was in college, our answering machine message was:
"Hi, you've reached Kristen and Jill. If it's after 8, we're probably out. If it's before noon, we're probably sleeping. If it's our parents, I'm sure we're at the library..."
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Have one in my thread too! See siggie below for link!
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