Whether it is Police Week or you want to show appreciation to police officers around Christmas, I always seem to be asked, “what is a way I can show my appreciation for law enforcement?” (Read our previous post on Police Week here.)
Last year, my girls and I decided to show our love for law enforcement by creating BLUE BAGS. Blue, a color often associated with police, was a great choice for the bags that were filled with items officers may need while on shift. You can fill the bags with anything you think officers will appreciate! Walmart, Target, or the Dollar Store are great places to find small items to fill the bags with.
We feel it is so important, especially in today’s climate of the world, to show appreciation for law enforcement. No act is ever too small and police officers are always grateful!
SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR BLUE BAGS:
-Blue bags with handles
-Cheese Crackers or Cookies
-Small spiral notepad
-Mints or hard candy (We did not do chocolate for fear of melting)
-Ribbon for added decoration 🙂
-Handwritten thank you cards
Get your kids involved! I let my girls fill the bags while I wrote the thank you notes. I set up a little assembly line for them and they took turns putting their items into each bag. Once the bags are filled, we tied them up with white ribbon and attached a Blue Bag poem (that you can print for free) that we printed on cardstock. To attach the printable, I just hole-punched a hole at the top of the star and tied ribbon through it. Easy!
We also discussed why it is important to do kind things for Police Officers and how this is one way we can show our support.
If you want to make these bags and use our FREE Blue Bag Printable CLICK HERE!
I am a planner, so I wanted to get this idea and printable out to you with enough time for you to make them too! If you use our printable to make Blue Bags then please share a picture on our Facebook page! We would love to see!
Tip: Change bag colors to represent other first responders! Yellow for dispatchers, red for firefighters, etc!
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