One of my favorite things to do is unexpectedly remind my friends and family that I love them and think of them. Sometimes it's simple and free, like leaving a silly note for them to find inside a sock, shirt or drawer. I also send cards out often, I think It's in part because I love to get mail (except junk and bills) but also because the recipients enjoy them too. Packages.... Is there anything better than getting a random package? I tend to think not!
Tracey and I have been best friends for about 33 years, she lives in PA and I in Fl . Unfortunately we don't see each other as often as we'd like which, is probably good for the environment since we find or make trouble where ever we go. She's been a Flamingo (or "Mingo" as she calls them) fanatic for as long as I can remember, therefore it is the mission of all who know her to gift her items with "mingos" whenever possible.
When I went to Dollar Tree and saw the plastic Flamingos I knew I had to get one make something really tacky for Tracey and surprise her. While I was aiming for tacky, the artist and perfectionist in me had to modify the Flamingo so that all of the holes were covered and the coloring matched that of a real flamingo. I realize this created a lot more work for myself but that's how I roll.
I used the beautiful American Flamingo images on the Smithsonian National Zoo website as a reference. You can view them here: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/american-flamingo