First I went through my stash (a beader always has a stash), and picked out a variety of pieces.
I then made a card to go along with each piece. Since I like to scrapbook, I just got some scrap paper, and punched flowers out, glued them on brown paper, and on the back wrote an uplifting verse:
"The beginning is always today."
I will be getting these out in the mail the first of next week. I am grateful for my in-laws for coming up with this idea. This is the kind of people they are...always thinking of others.